Let’s say that you have a piece of furniture that is not only functional but has a good story to tell, but it lacks charm. Sometimes the simplest way to make it relevant to your decor is to add a little paint. The coffee table from White Picket Farmhouse makes quite the impression having only a been lightly whitewashed with white paint.
With a modern farmhouse theme, the chest added a rustic and weathered look to the room. It does not take a lot of paint to achieve this look. Thinning down the paint allows it to seep into crevices and expose the grain and ruts of the wood. Do you have a piece of furniture that might benefit from a light whitewash of paint?
Try a small section first to see how the paint settles in. If you approve, cover the whole piece. Then sit back and enjoy your furniture makeover.