Have you tried dry brushing? This is a project I first shared back in 2014. But so many of you have joined me since then I thought I’d share it again. If you like the Shabby Chic look, this is a super easy finish. And it looks much different than many of the other finishes I’ve shown you. Here’s what the jewelry cabinet looked like before I painted it.
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Dry Brushing a Thrift Store Find
I’ve dry brushed before but not on any of my jewelry cabinets. This technique is SO easy! First I just made sure the wood was clean. Which was important in this case.
Bikeman found this at an estate sale while I was at the Roses and Rust sale. He said it was the estate sale of a hoarder and the house was nasty. I’m kinda glad I wasn’t there. We went to a similar estate sale last week and I was amazed thinking that someone had been living in that house!
Dry brushing is just what it says… use a dry brush with hardly any paint on the tip. I’ve seen it done where you could see a lot of the wood through it but I used a lot more paint than some people do. I’ll try to share a video soon so you can see it “in person”.
This coat dried quickly. Then I used my trusty Minwax Polycrylic. It also dries fast.
I really like the finished product, especially for the amount of time I put into it. It got a lot of comments at Treasure Island Flea. And, as you can see, it sold for $25 that day.
If you like dry brushing, here are some other painting projects you might like:
- Thrift Store Makeover | Pink Jewelry Cabinet
- Jewelry Cabinet with Folding Door
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint
- Bread Box Repurposed as a Jewelry Cabinet
- Jewelry Boxes with Burlap Paper
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
First published May 5, 2014. We share at these blog parties.