White Washed and Restoration Hardware Faux Finishes

By Tess Bourque, Owner at Renewed Treasures Studios in Duson, LA.

White washed and Restoration Hardware Faux Finishes

Our clients wanted to lighten up the Dining Room Space and we decided on a White washed finish with a Restoration Hardware finish look on just the chairs. 

First we started off by painting 2 coats of General Finishes Driftwood Milk paint mixed with General Finishes Antique White milk paint over all 3 pieces to create a base coat and to hide any imperfections in the wood and for added durability. We then took General Finishes Antique white and added water to water it down into a wash. It was applied over every inch of the paint to create a washed effect. But we still needed to bring out the detail and I didnt want white in the detail work so we took General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects and brushed that on and kept it in just the detail work. The glaze really made every single piece pop and not just monochromatic color. 

For the chairs we did a wash of Antique white over them and then we did a wash of van dyke brown mixed with some added coloring to give the effect we desired. 

We topped everything off with several coats of sealer to protect its beauty for years to come. 

We hope you love this finish as much as we do. We still get other clients calling about doing this finish. 

Products Used

  • General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Driftwood Milk Paint
  • GF Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects
  • Modern Master Master Clear

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