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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Wood you give this a try?
If you love faux wood finishes, this is the perfect tool for you!
By rocking this little device back and forth over your wet paint you can create your very own grain pattern!
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Wood you give this a try?
If you love faux wood finishes, this is the perfect tool for you!
By rocking this little device back and forth over your wet paint you can create your very own grain pattern!
Coming soon to a retailer near you! http://bit.ly/finddbpretailer
#DixieBellePaint #BestPaintOnPlanetEarth #Wood
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14 hours ago

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Would love to!

I have one too! Did it on top of this dresser. Love it!!

I have one! LOVE it! It makes a very cool wood grain pattern! I did it on a desk/vanity.

I definitely would love this!

Works great I used it on this coffee table.

We did this desk top. We tried to make it look like metal with wood grains.

It's a lot of fun to work with. You can make the knots small or longer depending on when you rock the tool.

Bucket to birdhouse with A farmhouse twist!
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15 hours ago

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That will look so cute!

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Reta is using Spanish Moss for the stencil

Hello Reta!

Reta is painting the bucket with Fluff

It's perfect!

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That looks fantastic!

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I’ve never used the transfers yet but have ordered them...I’m glad you’re showing this!! It looks amazing!!!

It’s going to be adorable😊

I know I'll love this project!!

It is looking amazing

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Looking great!!!

That’s awesome

Good evening!!!!

Here it comes! Love it.

I love it!!

Besides furniture I have done a mirror

I haven’t tried a transfer yet but it’s on my to do list

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