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Do you love a weathered and worn finish, that unique vintage and textured paint look? This style creates a sense of history to furniture, décor, artwork or even walls.

We’d like to share some of our own ideas on how you can create this aged look on furniture or décor right in your own home using a simple technique!

Vintage Texture

I’ve always been drawn to an old and weathered vintage texture! I can’t even explain why, other than I suppose I’m attracted to the sense of history and the unknown.

Leaving myself to wonder how long a certain piece of decor has been around? How many places has it called home? What kind of secrets or stories would it share if it could.

Obviously finding a true vintage item is like finding gold! These finds are one of a kind, but they often tend to be outside my budget. So why not recreate this textured paint look on a few items lying around my own home?

One of the easiest ways we’ve learned how to make this vintage textured paint look is by using Saltwash®.

(You can learn how to use this product here, as you see how we used this technique on some of these frames in our entryway.)

How To Make Textured Paint

So what is Saltwash®? Why have I not heard of this before?

This is the number one question we get asked from our top viewed tutorial on YouTube!

(This is also the first tutorial we ever filmed…so it’s not the best, but it does give you a good visual on how to use this technique.)

So to answer this quesion, Satlwash® is a paint additive to help create a unique weather worn, layered sun and salt air soaked look in just a couple of steps. Made with real sea salt you will notice it dries quickly and has great adhesion. It can be mixed into any brand, color or finish of paint. 

How To Add Textured Paint To Create A Coastal Furniture Look

I snagged this console table from our local classifieds for only $40, but knew I’d be giving it some love.

The dark finish wasn’t contributing to the calm coastal feel in our Master Retreat!

After using Saltwash® for a few frames in our entryway and on our DIY tiered tray, I knew I was ready to tackle a piece of furniture with this technique!

End result…this amazing aged and worn look. With all those layers of paint you get the feel for the different uses and paint colors this piece has seen through the years, and perceive that it’s been well loved for years!

Multiple Application Uses

Saltwash® was originally intended to create this unique vintage texture on furniture. With little to no prep work and ease of application, this is a great technique to transform a piece of furniture!

It can also give a unique look to walls, flooring, metal, glass, fabric and even plastic!

Be sure to stop back on Thursday for a full step by step tutorial on using Saltwash® to create a concrete look! You wont believe this transformation!

Grab your own Saltwash® today and share what you’ve created with us! We love to hear from you and see what you’re working on!

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