How to Create a Bleached Look

Bleached wood is everywhere right now. The pale, beachy wood is so trendy! I love the look, but not the hard work that’s involved with creating a actual bleached wood surface. Or having to sand down to the bare wood surface.

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How To:

Step One:

Since Virginia is hot as heck in the summer, a lot of my projects are completed inside my front hallway. This is why I love Dixie Belle paints!

They have zero smell, no VOC’s and I can paint inside! This sweet little washstand was easy to move and small enough to paint in my front hall. I brought it inside and came up with a plan.

First things first, “proper prep” aka proper preparation, is essential to creating a amazing paint finish. I used White Lightning to clean my surface.

Even if you don’t want to do much before you paint, you most definitely have to clean well. Oil and residual dirt can cause strange bleed through and adherence issues.

Step Two:

I wanted a calm blue base. My favorite color of blue is Vintage Duck Egg by Dixie Belle. I covered the base with two even coats of blue.

After the first coat was dry I used a couple of different brushes to apply Gravel Road and highlight with Birchwood. Birchwood is a limited release color from the Flea Market Decor line of paints.

The darker Gravel Road was used in the crevices to give it some aged color. Use a separate brush and blend with a misting bottle to keep the paint moveable.

Step Three:

I then used the same paints to hand paint a design on the front panel. Hand painting a simple design is a easy way to dress up a piece and add some whimsical folk art feel to the washstand.

Step Four:

Next, I was ready to work on the top of the washstand.

I used Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in White. I applied the white wax in small areas to rub it into the wood.

I wanted to highlight the small holes and marks. I took a clean t-shirt like cloth and wiped back the wax in the direction of the wood grain.

It looks very similar to bleached wood. No mess no fuss. Since it is wax, no need to seal the surface. I buffed well, the surface came up very smooth and shiny.

Step Five:

After using Best Dang Wax in Clear on the base of the washstand, I added some Warm Gold Gilding Wax on the edges and corners of the base.

Overall the look of this washstand was beachy and cool. It’s a great size for a end table, hall table or coffee bar.

Check out this video!

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Instagram post 17906037559364893 This is amazing! This look would work well in any room. This vintage dresser finished in a mix of Sand Bar and Gravel Road. It is also accented and protected with White and Brown Best Dang Wax. This piece turned out amazing! Have you ever painted with any of the colors used?⁣
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LIVE with Rebecca from Chic and Shabby Furniture By Rebecca. Teaching tips and tricks of gold leafing.

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We’re so excited for this video!

Send hearts if you're loving this look!

Great tips!

Great job!

Hi Rebecca!

Hi everyone <3

In the Navy and Midnight Sky!

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I love this look !!!

Great tutorial Rebecca...thank you..😊

A lot of work but it adds to the beauty. Thanks and have a great night.

Love this!! Thank you! 😘

That looks awesome !!!!

I have never used fold leaf. This is great. Thank you

Absolutely love your work Rebecca...💜

Thank you for sharing ❤️

You are amazing and I love your creations!❤️

You are giving me some great ideas !!

Thank you! Your awesome!

Thank you so much loved it

so glad i didn't miss this!

Thank you!!!

Hi from 🇨🇱 Texas, so glad you are taking the plunge, will be fun 🥰! Thank you ...

I have the Mona Lisa glue and gold leaf that I've been wanting to try. Now, just to find the right piece.

We enjoyed you...you did great!

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Join me Clara González from Clara's Candy Furniture as we revamp this old luggage together!!

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To purchase your Dixie Belle Paint products, find your local retailer here! dixiebellepaint.com/find-a-dixie-belle-retailer/ or order online here! ☺️ www.clarascandyfurniture.com/

They’re both gorgeous 😍

Love this look! 😍

Hi Clara!

Dusty Blue & Sawmill Gravy!

So pretty 😍

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To purchase Dixie Belle Paint products, find your local retailer here! dixiebellepaint.com/find-a-dixie-belle-paint-retailer/ Or order online here ☺️ www.clarascandyfurniture.com/

Clara's candy furniture

Both look fabulous

Love Dixie bell !have used their products

Hello there from Grapevine Decor Antiques & more... in Grimesland, NC.

I bought some paint from your booth today!! They know me by name now because I’m in there so much!!

I didn't realize you were in Belton!!! I'm right down the road in Lampasas. I need to make a run to your place soon!

I love this.

Thanks so much for sharing this really neat project! You did a super job on this!

Love the waxes!!!

A. I think for this piece. However, the charcoal could give it a nice deeper shadow effect.

Thank you for sharing your time! This is really a great project and it came out wonderful!

Beautiful Colors 💙

Love it great job nena 💝

Found some Prima dusty rose powder - excited to use.

Beautiful Clara

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