Who doesn’t love a good pair of faded denim jeans? Jeans are always a good idea, so why not add the look to furniture. I have the perfect bench for the project too! Faded denim painted furniture… it just sounds comfortable. I’m excited to show you!
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Faded Denim Painted Furniture
This bench! Even with its oriental style, it will look amazing with a fresh new denim painted look. Total transformation! I am so ready to dig in.
To create this denim painted look you’ll need a few supplies.
- Vintage Wood Furniture
- White Lightning (Dixie Belle Furniture Cleaner)
- Paper Towels
- Spray Mister (water for blending paint)
- Sand Bar (Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint)
- Mud Puddle (Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint)
- Yankee Blue (Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint)
- OS Paintbrush (Dixie Belle)
- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- White Wax (Dixie Belle)
The First Color
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. *see manufacturers instructions for use
Step 1 I started with a beautiful color called Sand Bar and painted 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?
The Second Color | Faded Denim Look
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.
The Third Color | Blending Paint
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. CLICK HERE to learn more about paint blending.
Creating The Faded Denim Look
STEP 4 After the paint had dried, I went back with a 220 grit sandpaper and lightly distressed the top half of the bench because I wanted a worn look. The faded denim look was created when I added white wax over the paint. Dixie Belle’s waxes are creamy and easy to apply. Just simply brush it on and wipe it back with a soft cloth or paper towel. I’m in LOVE! It’s exactly the finish I wanted and this piece will be the perfect addition to a mudroom or entryway.
The 3 Color Challenge
Here’s a challenge for you! Pick three colors that complement each other and just go paint something. Step out of your comfort zone. It’s just painting, so there is no reason why you too can’t have beautifully painted furniture in your home too.
My Faded Denim Painted Masterpiece!
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Until the next project, xo Do