Natalie from A Ray of Sunlight used Sunday Tea and a painting sponge to turn old wood into amazing weathered wood! Read on to find out how.


Weathered wood dresser - whitewashed driftwood finish with eco-friendly diy all-in-one decor furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Take a look at the original finish on this dresser. Simple, plain, unremarkable.

Enter Natalie with her magic paintbrush!

With just a few products and four simple steps, Natalie was able to transform this piece into a gorgeous, weathered wood dresser that would be right at home in any beach cottage.

Step 1)
Strip the old stain off.

Weathered wood dresser - whitewashed driftwood finish with eco-friendly diy all-in-one decor furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Weathered wood dresser - whitewashed driftwood finish with eco-friendly diy all-in-one decor furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Step 2)
Use a clear top coat to seal the wood. This step just helps to make sure the wood won’t soak up all the paint too easily.

Step 3)
Add a wash of color. You can choose any color you like for this, but in this case Natalie chose the color, Sunday Tea.

Mix about 1.5 parts water with 1 part paint, then wipe the paint on with a painting sponge. Work in small areas at a time, and use a clean, damp rag to wipe away the excess paint as you go. Work in the direction of the wood grain for best results!

Weathered wood dresser - whitewashed driftwood finish with eco-friendly diy all-in-one decor furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

Step 4)
Last but not least, seal your work with wax, hemp oil, or a clear top coat. The choice is up to you!

Weathered wood dresser - whitewashed driftwood finish with eco-friendly diy all-in-one decor furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

To learn even more about this transformation, stop by Natalie’s full length blog post.

To see some more color washed furniture, click here.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this weathered wood dresser!




Natalie {A Ray of Sunlight}

Hello! My name is Natalie, and I am the owner and creative mind behind A Ray of Sunlight. I have always loved anything to do with crafts, so it only seemed right when I started my career in painting and refinishing furniture. Growing up my parents taught me how to create, imagine the possibilities and transform things with a bit of work and paint. I wanted a career that would enable me stay home with my baby girl, and furniture does just that. Thank you for following along on my adventures of up-cycling and bringing light back to old outdated pieces.

Make sure to follow Natalie on her blog, A Ray of Sunlight. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!



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