November 12, 2010

Painting Technique

The past few days as I've been working on filling up that blank wall I talked about, I've discovered a quick and easy painting technique that I like.

You may remember how much I love the look of distressed white furniture with a black undercoat showing through. 

Like the table I built and painted here . . .

It's such a lovely look but it takes some time and elbow grease to make it happen.

For my current projects I needed something quick and easy to produce the look that I love so much.

Along came dry brushing!

It's been years since I've used this technique.  It's so effective I can't believe I haven't used it more often.

I get the look I like . . .

with a fraction of the work!

At this rate, my poor blank wall might be finished by the weekend.  Yipeeee!

Hope you all have a great weekend



  1. I can't wait to see what you are up to!

  2. Well, I always like what you do so I can't wait to see what you're doing with your wall!
    I've tried dry brushing a couple of times but I always end up with much darker areas in spots. Maybe you could give us some hints. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Ooh, I do hope you'll share the details.


  4. Be sure and give us a tutorial, Robin! I'd love to know how to do this.

    Looks neat!


    Sheila :-)

  5. I don't know much about this. Love to hear more!

  6. Ok, it looks like I'm going to have to do a quick tutorial. . . I'll get right on it (after I finish filling up my blank wall LOL)

  7. I've never been pleased with my results. I need to try again at a distressed look. You have the look down.

  8. It is a good technique to give a distressed look. Can't wait to see what you're doing with your wall!


  9. Looks very interesting! I am anxious to see more!

  10. See, I knew you would soon fill up that blank wall! Very neat way to make a table. I like your idea a lot.


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