October 24, 2013

Dry Brushing

I bought a rustic little wooden basket this spring with the thought that I would probably paint it white.

So, it sat around all summer while I thought about it.  I loved its' rustic and rusty look.  I wanted to paint it but not lose the look.   Then I decided I would dry brush it.  I haven't used this paint technique for years, not since I was elbow deep into stenciling.  Is stenciling coming back, do you think?

Here's what it looks like now.

I started with my favourite white paint, Benjamin Moore's Decorator's (or Contractor's) White and dry brushed it all over.  Basically I dip the brush in my paint and using the stir stick, I remove as much as possible.

Once the paint was completely dry, I moved onto a second colour "Forget Me Not" from Benjamin Moore.  I dry brushed the basket entirely again.

It was very simple and I loved the result...

I am joining Brenda's Tweak It Tuesday over at her lovely Cozy Little House.  Have a nice week, xo Jules.


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