Ah yes, farmhouse glam. While I love the whole farmhouse style… that over the top part of me that loves all things sparkly with glitter all over it must come out and be seen! And guess what? I’m not the only one. When I was asked to do a project with Tammy Graves with Rustic Orchard Home, the answer was immediate yes. I love her style! Together we will demonstrate a few techniques and tips on how to glam up your farmhouse style on a budget and have a whole lot of fun in the process. Especially if you and a friend work together. ♥
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Ideas To Spark Your Next Farmhouse Glam Makeover
How adorable is this vintage washstand? I got it for a steal because it had already been painted… PINK. Not my color. I’m not a pink girl at all, BUT it had a charm that I couldn’t pass up. Even the pulls were mismatched. P O T E N T I A L
Here is a list of the products I used for my makeover. You can purchase everything from Dixie Belle Paint. Click HERE to get yours now!
- White lightning (cleaner and prep before painting)
- BOSS (blocks odors, stains and bleed through)
- Buttercream (chalk mineral paint)
- Black Wax
- Easy Peasy Spray-on Wax
- Zibra Round Paint Brush
- Wax Brush
The Prep Work
As always, the prep work comes first and I totally dread this part. I just wanna get my paint on! Dixie Belle makes a product called white lightning that helps speed this process up. It comes in a crystal form and is mixed with water. I put mine in a spray bottle and mist over the surface of my furniture and wipe it down with a cotton cloth. After it’s dry. I go back and wipe it down a second time with a damp cloth to remove a residue product. It removes all the dirt, grime, oils and anything else that might cause your finish to fail. Easy peasy! No sanding was needed on this makeover.
I started the makeover with 1 coat of BOSS over the whole piece. I didn’t want to take any chances of bleed-through with the existing pink paint. The risk of bleeding it great with anything red and pink is close enough for me since. It’s a great insurance policy that my finish will be perfect every time.
Painting Your Farmhouse Glam Furniture
I applied one coat (yep, I said one coat) of a beautiful color called buttercream. In my opinion, it’s the perfect farmhouse color. It reminds me of Grandma’s furniture that she painted white, but the finish had aged and discolored over time. That’s the look I was wanting.
Brushes matter! I used a Zibra Paintbrush to apply the paint. A nice rounded tip brush that provided a smooth and even coat of my paint. I’m anxious to try more of their brushes. You can find these unique brushes at ZIBRA PAINTING and try them out too. I want to try them all.
I also painted over the handles. That’s what Grandma would have done. Most importantly, before the paint had fully dried, I used a damp cotton cloth to wet distress the pulls to create a worn, chippy effect.
#LIVE FACEBOOK FARMHOUSE GLAM with Tammy & Do
Watch the LIVE video … Farmhouse Glamming together here. ⇓
Adding these antique bronze oval knobs from Hobby Lobby really dressed this little piece up. It was just the right amount of bling for me because a girl can always use more sparkle in her life!
Painted Spindle LOVE
And don’t forget those adorable spindles that my friend Tammy Graves at RUSTIC ORCHARD HOME painted and added bling too. These are so easy and simple to create. It really added that Farmhouse Glam that we were going for. Hey, thanks for hanging out with us. We had so much fun! What have you done to add that Farmhouse Glam to your home? Drop me a comment below. Inspire me!
Until the next project…