So I, along with many of you, received a message this week from Pinterest saying that one of my pins had been removed for copyright infringement. What this means is that someone reported one of MY pictures, with MY watermark, leading to MY post as theirs. I assure you--these are my photos and my post and my technique. I have tried to contact Pinterest about this, but they have not replied. I am reposting the tutorial in hopes that it will not be removed (I repinned it, but it got removed again so hopefully this new post will work!).
PLEASE pin away--thanks!!!
How did you paint that? This is probably the number one question I get--how did you paint that, what is your paint technique? Honestly, I am not sure I have a technique, but I will attempt to share with you what I do. However, I do have a disclaimer: I have been painting furniture for more than a dozen years. My style or technique has evolved and changed and developed over those years, and I am sure it will continue to do so. I also believe that I might have a knack for it, it comes easily and naturally to me--how I paint a particular thing is often a feeling or instinct. So, with that said, here you go:
I am showing this on a piece of pallet wood--all wood and furniture is different and take the paint and stain differently. If at first you don't succeed, keep playing and trying. I sand the wood usually a little before painting to get some of the rough spots off, but not too much as the roughness helps add to the character. I most often use what is called a chip brush. These are inexpensive, natural bristle brushes that cost under $1. I like them because they do not cover completely, and are cheap enough to replace as needed.
As I have said many times, I slap some paint on. I usually paint several boards at once, starting with the lightest color of paint I am using.