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Shaunna @ Perfectly Imperfect

This antique chest received a combined technique of whitewashing and dry brushing to create a Wisteria-inspired look.
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Lexi Atkin wrote:
can i buy that? if i can how much?where? - my girls are redoing there rooms
   Comment   June 21, 2012
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The Shabby Nest
If you click on the green "more info" link below the photo, it will take you to another page that has a link the Perfectly Imperfect blog. She specializes in redoing vintage furniture, so I suspect that this piece is vintage, but you should be able to find more information on it at her site.
August 16, 2012 at 1:29pm     
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Julie Dasher Rugs wrote:
Can you please describe the process for finishing this chest?
   Comment   June 20, 2012
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The Shabby Nest
If you go to the Perfectly Imperfect website, she sells an e-book that actually explains exactly how she finished this particular piece. (Follow the green more info link below the photo and there should be a link to her blog on the following page.)
June 28, 2012 at 5:43pm   
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Julie Dasher Rugs
Thank you!
June 28, 2012 at 6:26pm   
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vonchis wrote:
May you please tell me the name of the wall paint color? Thank you
   Comment   April 15, 2012
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pjscarpino
What color are the walls and what brand? thanks!
June 20, 2012 at 12:28pm     
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sjelpers
I like the glass urn with the starfish in it. Do you have the starfish for sale?
July 9, 2013 at 10:12am   
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Design Worx wrote:
Where can you purchase liming wax or liming wash? - I have asked at all hardware stores, Ace, Home Depot, Lowes and they don't offer it. Nor do the specialty building supply stores in my area.
   Comment   November 19, 2013

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Beth Woodson and Kristy Harvey added this to Bedeck Your Furniture With New Knobs and Pulls
This antique chest was whitewashed and dry brushed to achieve this fabulous look. Two different types of hardware were used.
How-to: Rough up the wood with a copper or brass brush to allow the whitewash to adhere better. Sandpaper and then vacuum the surface or wipe the dust away. To lighten the wood, you can use liming wax, liming wash or a solution of primer and water, working it in with a rag. If you're using wax, remove excess wax with fine steel wool and seal the surface with clear wax. If you're using primer or liming solution, wipe off the excess with a rag. Once the piece is dry, seal it with a coat of polyurethane.

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How-to: Rough up the wood with a copper or brass brush to allow the whitewash to adhere better. Sandpaper and then vacuum the surface or wipe the dust away. To lighten the wood, you can use liming wax, liming wash or a solution of primer and water, working it in with a rag. If you're using wax, remove excess wax with fine steel wool and seal the surface with clear wax. If you're using primer or liming solution, wipe off the excess with a rag. Once the piece is dry, seal it with a coat of polyurethane.
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How-to: Rough up the wood with a copper or brass brush to allow the whitewash to adhere better. Sandpaper and then vacuum the surface or wipe the dust away. To lighten the wood, you can use liming wax, liming wash or a solution of primer and water, working it in with a rag. If you're using wax, remove excess wax with fine steel wool and seal the surface with clear wax. If you're using primer or liming solution, wipe off the excess with a rag. Once the piece is dry, seal it with a coat of polyurethane.
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Tools of the trade: Brass or copper brush or wool, sandpaper, liming wax, liming solution or primer, soft rags and clear wax or clear polyurethane. eclectic bedroom by perfectly imperfect Add to ideabook by perfectly imperfect How-to: Rough up the wood with a copper or brass brush to allow the whitewash to adhere better. Sandpaper and then vacuum the surface or wipe the dust away. To lighten the wood, you can use liming wax, liming wash or a solution of primer and water, working it in with a rag. If you're using wax, remove excess wax with fine steel wool and seal the surface with clear wax. If you're using primer or liming solution, wipe off the excess with a rag. Once the piece is dry, seal it with a coat of polyurethane.
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How-to: Rough up the wood with a copper or brass brush to allow the whitewash to adhere better. Sandpaper and then vacuum the surface or wipe the dust away. To lighten the wood, you can use liming wax, liming wash or a solution of primer and water, working it in with a rag. If you're using wax, remove excess wax with fine steel wool and seal the surface with clear wax. If you're using primer or liming solution, wipe off the excess with a rag. Once the piece is dry, seal it with a coat of polyurethane.
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How-to: Rough up the wood with a copper or brass brush to allow the whitewash to adhere better. Sandpaper and then vacuum the surface or wipe the dust away. To lighten the wood, you can use liming wax, liming wash or a solution of primer and water, working it in with a rag. If you're using wax, remove excess wax with fine steel wool and seal the surface with clear wax. If you're using primer or liming solution, wipe off the excess with a rag. Once the piece is dry, seal it with a coat of polyurethane.
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How-to: Rough up the wood with a copper or brass brush to allow the whitewash to adhere better. Sandpaper and then vacuum the surface or wipe the dust away. To lighten the wood, you can use liming wax, liming wash or a solution of primer and water, working it in with a rag. If you're using wax, remove excess wax with fine steel wool and seal the surface with clear wax. If you're using primer or liming solution, wipe off the excess with a rag. Once the piece is dry, seal it with a coat of polyurethane.
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