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
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First published May 5, 2014. We share at these blog parties.
Tracy Albiero says
Wow. I love that you took something old and made new again! Well done!
Missy Jones says
So cute! I have one just like this in the garage. Perfect for my teen daughter as she is starting to collect and wear more jewelry! Missy visiting from “Our Neck of the Woods”
Dry brushing can create such a unique look, depending on the piece you are reviving. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
Lynda Hardy says
That’s a great technique! Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs!