Who doesn’t love a good pair of faded denim jeans? Do Dodson Designs recreated this look on furniture!

How to Create Faded Denim Furniture

“Before starting your furniture project you will need to thoroughly clean your piece. I recommend a product called White Lightning. Paint will not adhere to a grimy, dirty piece, so therefore this is a crucial step in any painted wood furniture makeover.”

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How to Create Faded Denim Furniture

Step 1

I started with a beautiful color called Sand Bar and painted the the top 2/3 of the bench leaving the bottom unpainted. I’ll be adding a darker color below so no need to waste paint, right?

Step 2

The lower 1/3 of the bench I applied a gorgeous Yankee Blue color by Dixie Belle and this is where the faded jean look comes in if you were wondering.

Step 3

The third color I used was Mud Puddle by Dixie Belle. It’s a beautiful brown color that well represents its name and by blending the three colors, I was able to create a beautiful faded look that seamlessly flowed into each other. This technique isn’t as difficult as you may think.

Get Creative with Color

Sand Bar

Sand Bar is a neutral and natural color that will go with everything! Suzanne certainly had the beach on her mind when she created this stunning sandy tone.

How to Create Faded Denim Furniture

Mud Puddle

Mud Puddle is a rich and creamy taupe color with a hint of gray. This color is often used to blend with Sand Bar or Buttercream. We can definitely see why!

Yankee Blue

Yankee Blue is a deep navy blue. We’re in love with this patriotic color, the perfect match to blend into a denim finish.

How to Create Faded Denim Furniture

For more details on this painted product, check out Do’s blog here!

How to Create Faded Denim Furniture

About the Author

Do Dodson Designs

Donna, also known as Do, is a decorative furniture artist, photographer, DIYer, author of Do Dodson Designs Blog. Do's true passion is attached to the paint brush and encouraging women. She has a successful online group where she teaches women how to merge their passion for furniture painting with business growth.

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