When we envisioned our cabin, we imagined warm, cozy, rustic and full of charm. We wanted to make it look and feel as though it had been around forever. I’ve painted & distressed the interior trim to make it white and chippy. So far, we love it.
Recently, I decided to white wash our interior walls. After five years, I felt as if they may close in on me from the dark stain. That they may completely trap me in a time capsule lol. I needed lighter and I needed it NOW! So, I decided to try Minwax White Wash Pickling Stain. NO, they did NOT supply OR pay for this post. Although, in retrospect, maybe I should’ve conveyed that idea to them. What I loved most about this product is it’s water based and low odor. Great for indoor work and this can goes a looooooong way. I highly recommend it. Our kitchen/dining/living rm/ office is one huge open space and I did all but one wall, with 1 can. About a 16×16 space.
Just to give you an idea of how dark the wood was, here is a before…
I was wanting a barn wood effect. I have used watered down paint to do a wash. As a matter of fact, we built a broom closet from plywood and I used gray and white wash to get a similar effect. For that I used Paint Couture’s Angelic White and, mixed some of that with their Baltic Black, to achieve this look. I brushed on and wiped off until it looked the way I wanted.
I ended up with this color…this one is the Minwax. I only used the paint on my closet doors. Photo below.
We are working on the barn door, kitchen cabinet doors. I am pretty excited about those too!
Next is the broom/paint closet. The walls are washed but, as I said before, I used Paint Couture Paint (TM) paints on them.
I think they turned out great. They’re a little lighter but, with them being the doors, I’m happy about the slight difference.
The finished room will be coming soon. Well, soon enough, anyway lol! I hope you’ve been inspired to make the change you want. Trust me when I say I was scared to death when I started white washing walls. I just KNEW I was going to make ruin these walls!!! But, I am loving the difference. Especially in lighting. My room is MUCH brighter & the white wash created a faux barn wood effect.
Let me know what you think in the comments.
Have a blessed day ~ Dawn
P.S. My camera is broke at the time so I am using my cell, making the photos less than perfect but, perfect is overrated. 😉