DIY Projects

How to Whitewash a Side Table

By: Chelsea Lipford Wolf
Whitewashed side table.

Whitewashed side table.

We applied a whitewash finish to an unfinished wood side table that was ordered online from International Concepts (OT-92 Lamp Table).

To create a homemade whitewash, mix one part water to one part flat latex paint. Wipe the whitewash mixture on the wood using a rag, similar to applying wood stain.

After the first coat is dry, sand the surface lightly with fine (220-grit or higher) sandpaper to smooth any raised grain. Then apply a second coat of whitewash, and allow it to dry.

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