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how to whitewash wood

If you want to add a cool shabby chic touch to your room or just want something light and airy for the decor, whitewashing is for you. We’ve already shared some ideas for whitewashing planters, pots, brick walls, and chimneys. Today we’re going to look at how to give your wood surfaces a chic, worn look.

Remove the furniture from the area so you have enough space to work. Place paper towels or plastic sheeting on the floor for protection. Use painter’s tape to tape the siding, ceiling edges, molding, and any other surface where you are whitewashed. Whether it is floors, walls, ceilings or just a door, the technology is basically the same. First mix the color. How many parts of water and white latex paint you use depends on how whitewashed you want your wood to be. Sand your wood surfaces well and start painting them. Before you start painting the entire wall, it’s a good idea to test a small area. Play around with the brush pressure and wiping technique until you get the look you want. Apply as many layers as you want if one is not enough. Use a rag / old tea towel to remove the excess paint and rub the white stain into the grain of the wood until you get an even finish. Let it dry and voila, you have whitewashed wood!

Read the tutorials below for more details, tips, and tricks to help you whitewash the wood in the best possible way.

Skylights are a great way to enjoy the sky, stars, moon, and sun - everything you love and fill the room with natural light. This is a great idea to add some natural light and make the room feel bigger or to highlight the high ceiling. Let me inspire you with amazing ideas for bedrooms with skylights. You will never want to leave!

Top floor bedroom with skylights

Skylights are more commonly seen in attics, and I can't think of anything cozier than a bedroom in the attic. The roof space problems are a lack of space and natural light, but skylights will easily solve it! Skylights bring in lots of natural light, the room looks bigger, and when the ceiling is high it is highlighted. Also, you can enjoy the view, the sky and other things which is very relaxing. You can opt for just one small skylight or use a whole bunch of them or rock windows that go into skylights and a glazed ceiling. Everything is up to you.

Usual bedrooms with skylights

Modern bedrooms that are not in the attic can also have skylights. If the style is contemporary, minimalist, or masculine, we recommend having an ordinary square highlight above the bed. Enjoy the stars and sky before falling asleep and waking up to sunlight. Get inspired!

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Warwick Zach Godfrey is a farmer with a happy marriage. He also writes about plants on various blogs.

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