Zinc Washstand with Pearl Effects

I have a great before and after today!

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When I brought this piece home I envisioned it being painted black with heavy distressing and lots of natural wood showing.  I used a black milk paint and distressed but it turned out that wasn’t the look I really wanted.

I decided to go a different route and used General Finishes  pearl effects.
I used champagne pearl, which was a shimmery milk color in the can. Once it dried it became  more metallic.

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How to Create a Whitewash Finish

When I shared my Whitewashed Coastal Inspired Dresser I promised a tutorial on how I achieved the look. I fantasized about making this great video tutorial including tons of detail with pretty lighting and pictures. In reality, that didn’t happen and I settled on a post with only pictures. Hopefully, it will give you the overall idea of creating this whitewash finish. Remember to play around with your technique and use my tutorial as a guide to help you get started. I promise this is so easy and anyone can get this look!

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Whitewashed Coastal Inspired Dresser

I stepped outside of my traditional paint style with this dresser and I have to say that I am so happy I did!
I’ve had this dresser for a while and it’s been sitting around waiting on repairs. I was putting off removing the cracked veneer on the side. During my procrastination period I came up with the idea of adding wood planks.

This might have been the best idea I have ever had!

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