Vinegar Technique on a Nautical Dresser

Hi everyone! Brandy here from Brushed By Brandy! Have you had a chance to see each of the inspiration kits from the Dixie Belle Brand Ambassador team? My kit includes all the materials to recreate this nautical finish with a layered effect and vinegar painting technique, or even put your own spin on it.

There are 12 kits that give you the materials you need to get a look by your favorite Brand Ambassador in their unique style! They include your supplies and a link to a tutorial on the process!

Check them all out HERE.

Furthermore, let me share how you can use the Nautical Inspo Box to create your own nautical-inspired furniture finish!

Materials List:

How To:

Step 1:

First, I started my piece with a base coat of BOSS in Gray. When cleaning this piece with White Lightning, it wiped dirty brown rag after rag. The BOSS will create a barrier to prevent it from discoloring my paint.

Step 2:

Next is a coat of my 4 paint colors- Sea Glass, Manatee Gray, Mermaid Tail, and Stormy Seas. I applied them using vertical brush strokes overlapping each other from light to dark. This way, when I use the vinegar painting technique the light colors will contrast as they drip into the darker shades.

Step 3:

As I lay my second coat, adjusting the order of the colors so they were overlapping the next in line, I spritz the paint with a 50/50 water and vinegar mix. The vinegar causes the paint to separate and drip in fine fingers that look like lightning strikes, and reveal a contrasting color underneath. For example, the Manatee Gray is painted to layer over the Sea Glass. The Sea Glass over Mermaid Tail. And Mermaid Tail over Stormy Seas. Work with smaller sections to have more control over the drips. Play with the paint and have fun working with it as you add and adjust the layers.

To read the rest of this coastal tutorial, head on over to Brushed By Brandy here!

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