How to Crackle a She Shed Bench

Over the past few months, I’ve been redoing my She Shed. One thing on my wish list was a potting bench- I wanted something with storage (for the ugly gardening supplies) and also a spot where I could pull up a stool and work.

Well, my husband made my dreams come true by building one for me!

I decided that I wanted to try for a crackle finish. Want to hear how I did it?

Dixie Belle Paint Products:
Step One:

Start by painting on your first coat. I mixed a custom color with Lemonade and Tea Rose chalk paint.

With Crackle paint, the first color you paint on is the color that will show through the cracks. I painted a light coat of paint, making sure to spritz my brush with water to help the paint glide across the wood.

To watch my YouTube tutorial, click here!

Step Two:

Next, after the first coat of paint is dry, it’s time to paint on the Crackle finish.

This is really thick, but don’t thin it out. The thicker the coat of crackle, the bigger the cracks will be.

Step Three:

And now, paint on the top coat of paint. This will be what’ll primarily show.

As the paint dries, the crackle appears. To get more details on this piece, click here!

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Tanya is applying a transfer called "Rose Celebration"

She is painting a rolodex in preparation for painting a bread box in the future'

You can order the transfers on our website

Tanya made a gorgeous rose mould with Dixie Belle Mud.

You did an incredible job!

This looks amazing Tanya!!!

Hey Tanya!

Slick Stick helps the paint to adhere to smoother surfaces

Tanya is using the color Vintage Duck Egg

Hi Tanya!

She is painting a rolodex in Vintage Duck Egg in preparation for painting a bread box in the future

I would LOVE to send you a picture!

This has been really informative. You are a good teacher

Great idea to paint the Rolodex as an example of what you did to the bread box!

Tanya is a very good teacher. She helped me get everything I needed for a project and showed me how to use all the products.

I haven't tried anything YET... trying to learn before I begin a project. You're doing amazing!

Hey, I love the duck egg, but am loving all the new colors, especially that antebellum blue

Good tip, thank you. Haven’t heard that about a transfer before

Thank you for sharing with us

Your doing wonderful!😀

Big smile! Love this!

Adorable thank u

Thank you, Tanya! Looking forward to your next live video!

Love the roses :)

Thank you

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Shop these new colors with my link right here:
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To find the new mister bottles on our website you can go to the New Release section in our shop!

This is looking gorgeous Tracey!!

Thank you for sharing this with us!

We love our Brand Ambassadors!

We love the drippy look!

Tracey is going to be using the new color Antebellum Blue

Now she is using Gravel Road

It looks great against the French Linen!

Tell us where you're watching from!

Now Tracey will be using Gravel Road

Gotta love how well 1 coat can cover!

Kelsey here with you tonight! :)

Hello Tracey!

Tracey used French Linen to cover the old design

You can find your local Dixie Belle Paint retailer here

This armoire is just beautiful! What color is popping through on the top details??

Would love to be added to the best you!

Tracey’s tutorials are awesome! I stripe EVERYTHING now lol

I'm doing my first piece and using a hull vase as inspiration. And, one of the transfers you used on an old piece - roses and rougue.

Can I get the link to your daughters jewelry please😍

Gorgeous new color

Love your earrings!

love that look. I think this will be the first style I will try with my DB paints

The piece looks AMAZING already...even though the other way was OUT OF THiS WORLD!

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