Rustic Beachy Furniture Refinishing Technique with Paint | DIY Coastal Furniture Tutorial

Hi guys! Mikki from Mikki's Frame Shop
here, and I'm very happy tonight to be on the Country Chic page to show you guys a
tutorial on how to do a finish I call Rustic Beach. So we'll give it just a
second to get people here, it's going great it's been a really wet horrible
day all day but now it has cleared off and just became a really pretty day so
don't know where you guys are but when you tune in would you let us know that
you're here and we'll get started with the video as soon as we get a couple of
you here, hopefully you'll be here! so alright so there we do have someone that
is reading comments so if you have any questions just type the questions down
in the comments and my friend Tonya is going to read those questions to me
while I keep going and doing the tutorial, and I've got my friend David
here as well running the camera couldn't do this bigger tutorial without two
really good friends here.

So the name of this tutorial is Rustic
Beach, and the week when I came up with this I had a couple of really boring
furniture pieces that I wanted to paint but it didn't really want to do just a
traditional paint all over them I wanted to give them a little bit of pizzazz! So
the way these pieces started out really inexpensive pieces a very shiny finish,
inexpensive hardware just not you know something that we want to put in our
house at the moment. We really like something with a little more a little
more look a little more pizzazz so I'll show you how I'm going to take it from
this finish to the finished piece right here
in front of us.

So this piece is called Rustic Beach and we are going to go from
really inexpensive really shiny to something that looks more like boards
and has a very distressed beachy finish. We'll get started with the
distressing part, so the top of these pieces were very slick very shiny and
not really paintable as they were almost a laminate kind of finish those super
hard super slick super shiny so the first thing I want to do is I want to
give this top a little more fun and a little more definition and I'm going to
show you how to do that. You want a straight edge that is long enough to go
across the entire piece depending on how big your piece is, and you're gonna lay
it on your tabletop or whatever part you're doing and you can use one of
three tools: you can use an awl or a flathead screwdriver or in this case
with these tables they were so slick and hard I needed to use a little fine

So on this part you can either measure out your piece and put your
boards or your where your boards are going to be completely even. I didn't
really want to do that I wanted it more rustic and so I just wing it and
that's what I'm going to show you on this drawer. So I just put the straightedge down and take my flat thing and I want to score
out lines in the top of the piece. After I've done a few lines or a few scores
that way then I can come back and kind of give it a little more rough texture a
little bit wider and then I also want to gouge out a little bit because these
boards were beaten up you know they're sitting on the beach so that's what you
want to do don't forget to do the ends of your boards because you want to
really fake this out and make it look like a board so here's one I did earlier
and gouged it out went down the edge of it and don't worry if you get off the
line because remember this is a very rustic finish these boards are beaten up.
All right so that's the first thing that I do and then on this particular piece I
want to give it even more character alright so I'm going to take different
tools I've got an awl, I've got this big nail that I think was used for gutters
something like that a rasp and one of my favorite things a bicycle chain.

so I'm gonna start out with the awl. And all I'm going to do is use this to give the corners lots of characters
so wormholes same thing with the nail so interesting thing about doing wormholes
evidently worms like the ends of boards better than they like the middles so
they like endgrain better so when you're doing something with little holes you
want to put more of them at the corners not so much in the middle of the board a
few but not as much more at the corners.

So then bicycle chain you can do it a
couple of different ways you can wind it up that way and throw it at the piece or
throw it it David! Or you can make it like a little hammer handle and whack it
so watch out when you're whacking because it can kick back and hit your
hands so kind of keep it small and you get these weird little snail trails is
what I call them so that's what I got with the bicycle chain but you can
really use just about any tool depending on how big distressing marks you can use
hammers all sorts of things. All right after we've distressed it we want to
take our sandpaper and in the case of this one because they were so very shiny
I used 150 sandpaper and for these I actually use the electric sander I did
not do that in my hand and I went all over it to take the extreme shine off so
all we need to do is get it to here's the original super shiny finish all
you're doing is taking some of that shine off you're not trying to get it
down to wood you're just trying to get a nice roughened up finish all right
so we've done those steps we've given our piece
lots of lines and character so here's our piece that we're gonna do in the
middle all right so you can see this is what I just showed you that's how the
piece will come out we've got our board lines we've got lots of distressing all
of that is what you want to put in to give your the illusion of boards the
second step we're going to do right now and you'll see in a minute that we've
got it in steps here the second step we want to use our Texture Powder from
Country Chic and we're gonna start out with Cobblestone so I have already put
my texture powder out in the cup and we're going to do about half and half
half texture powder and half all-in-one and in this case it's in the color
Cobblestone and you're gonna mix it up and here's the thing about doing this
kind of finish which I'm getting ready to show you this part here the darker
grey with the little nubbins I don't want to mix this up and incorporate it
in all the way I want to have it still where there is a grainy texture to it if
you mix it off all the way you get a really wonderful Venetian plaster kind
of finish but I want it to be extra grainy gritty
lumpy just nice and lumpy all right oh and by the way this does not hold well
so when you're doing your project you need to do this at the time you're doing
it so don't it doesn't store well so you've got to pretty much do it at the
time put it out on my plate so I have enough surface because now we're gonna
take our sponge this is just a chunk of sponge and I'm gonna get the sponge in there and get it all grainy can you guys hear
me and see everything okay is it going good?
let us know in the comments and make sure that make sure that we know you're
here and tell us where you're from all right so here we go we've got the sponge
and we're just gonna rock the sponge all over but in a random non-pattern.

right so that's your next step is to get some more texture into this piece and
don't forget your edges so all the way around then if you noticed I stopped
this one in an irregular pattern because I still want this piece to turn out good
in the end so when you're doing something with lots of texture usually
don't want to stop in a very linear straight edge you want to make it random
if you're going to come back and do something later all right so that's our
texture finish this we want to leave and let it dry probably for 24 hours depends
on your climate you may be able to get away with it a little bit quicker but
pretty much you want to let it dry at least overnight all right so after I did
that then I come back in and do something really fun and you can do this
with any colors you happen to have today I'm gonna use a Jitterbug which is a
really nice medium green, Peacoat which is one of my absolutely all-time
favorite colors, and Full Bloom.

So you may think full bloom is an odd one to
add into something I'm calling rustic Beach but again if you look at this
piece the lightness of full bloom gives you a really cool little bit of extra
color so always pick out something random in your color when you're doing
than like this so remember this has dried over here and the next day we're
going to come back in with a really raggedy paintbrush and in certain
places not all over, you want to mix and dab in some color. let's put a little bit
of that Full Bloom in there … all right so you dab in some color and again let that dry this
doesn't have to dry as much when you dab in the color you can get away with
drying that with a hairdryer just to get your little dabs of color dry the next
day you're going to come back with your All-In-One paint in Lazy Linen and
you're gonna put a whole coat on top of everything we've done here with the lazy
Linen and then after that is dried again somewhere around overnight or 24 hours
you're gonna come in with a couple of different things.

We're gonna use
sandpaper this is 250 and we're going to use a kitchen scrubby sponge.
I really prefer that yellow and green scrubby sponges the blue ones I've
actually had the blue transfer off on to light colors so I always suggest you use
the green and yellow scrubby sponges it's wet the cool thing about the
scrubby sponges over just a piece of scotch brite is when you're using this
now we're gonna go in here and take some of this lazy linen off and get back to
some of this so we're going to distress off our paint now so you're gonna take
your scrubby sponge and if you can see right there what I've actually done is
made a paint mud puddle so I couldn't really see how far I'd gone without
using the sponge side so that's what you're gonna do is come in and reveal
some of this stuff that we did previously and you can see the reason
for using the texture powder was then we get this lovely build up and depth of
texture so you can't get that without doing this lumpy texture stuff burst all
right so that's your step you come in and you reveal as much or as little of one
the color of the piece it was originally, and then the colors that we did under

And you guys remember you can do this sort of thing in any color
combination this exact thing was actually how I did this monster piece
behind me same technique all right so I'm not going to distress
this whole thing … All right so we do that we're going
good so you just keep up – the reason I'd like to do two things let me show you on
the dry part into the when you called it with the little steps and the the
grooves you want to get more into the grooves, so sometimes you need something
beside the sponge also remember that you want to really highlight where your
boards are so come back through and really get the paint off where you made
those score lines to make boards. All right I'll get one into this kind of
where I want it so that I can show you the next step which will be the glaze.

guys I love glaze I feel like glaze makes
just really makes a piece I used lots of wax but I think glaze gives you a whole nother dimension and you can mix your
own colors with glaze which I really love. So again you would want this to dry
before we go on to our next step but of course to give you a tutorial in
the amount of time we've got we're gonna hurry up all of these things so let this
dry again before you do the glaze step but we'll do it right now.
so I have got glaze in Graphite and Smoky Quartz here's the cool thing if
you're not familiar with glaze, glaze is a clear base with just a little bit of
coloring in it so we're these look like they're black and brown when they dry
they're actually in a clear base so you get …

It's not opaque it's a transparent
color so that's what's cool about glaze. Glaze also comes in clear clear is I
made a blue glaze so that color I told you about Peacoat that I love so much,
I've used a little bit of Peacoat in with — hey another tip on glaze, always
wipe this off because man the tops stick hard on glaze! It's always a good idea to
wipe all your paint off but especially glaze because manna sticks and again I
like to use more than one color but this also works with less colors so don't
think you have to go out and buy everything in the world you can do this
with less colors but I just want to show you how fun it is
to kind of really play with it.

So two ways you can do glaze:
you can put glaze on with baby wipes or you can put glaze on with wet t-shirt
when you're doing glaze it's a really good idea to have more than one wet
t-shirt or wet wipe in your hand because you're gonna this is totally I put it on
take it off kind of thing so I dip in the Graphite glaze first and just
rub it on and you want to make sure that you're getting your glaze down into
these cracks because all of a sudden you've really turned that crack into
something deep with the glaze.

And the reason I like to mix the colors a little
bit is you get that whole differentiation see how pretty that
shows up this is what I love about glaze it shows up all of your yummy textures
just beautifully and I think mixing the colors gives us more of that effect of
washed up beach kind of thing so you're gonna do your glaze all over the whole
entire piece and I'll show you on this piece here you can see where there's
blue glaze it's it's right in that crack you can see the Brown really well here
and you can see the graphite here but you want to mix it in and out and you
definitely want to leave some of your lazy linen showing through the glaze and
you can do that when the glaze is wet by going back through and rubbing back down
to your original base color but there you go that's why I put more than one
color on it because I just love the way you get more texture and just kind of
more yummy stuff so it's a put glaze on and take glaze off and
remember to always get all of your edges and the cool thing about glaze is you
can put it on fairly thin in a first coat and then if you decide to you can
come back and add some more in in different places to give you more fun.

the legs I also I think it shows on this nope let me turn it round on the legs I
also did a little bit of that sponging with the texture and then I have painted
over the whole thing with the Cobblestone and what will happen then is
when I go to distress it after I put on the Cobblestones some pretty texture in
with the paint because we're going for an all-over look so we've got the
Cobblestone on the bottom at the top and then lacing linen on top and then all
the yummy goodness on top of that but just Cobblestone on the legs – two coats,
with the little bit of the texture powder, and then we're gonna come back in
and distress the legs as well and glaze the legs too.

Alright so that's what it
takes to do all the paint steps is just those steps, playing in the paint, getting
lovely textures until you like it another thing you can do is this spot
here or actually that spot I feel like I've got a little too much a little too
much wood showing right there so what I can do
is come back in and just dry brush a little bit so we can come back and give
it a little bit of a coat of dry brushing and I can cover up if I feel
like I've distressed too much off so always remember that at this stage you
can keep playing in your paint you can add you can remove until you get it just
where you like it and then we come to top coats so
anything that is a table the top of a dresser something like that
I really think needs the clear coat or the tough coat I really don't think that
wax is a good enough resist for things that are have hard use like a tabletop
so I'm going to use our did use two coats of the clear coat on the legs of
the finished piece and I use three coats on the top and I want to show you my
favorite country sheet tool the round sponges the round sponges with the clear
coat are just fabulous! Uh oh, I forgot to get this thing open …

even happening! Alright so while I'm fighting with this, I have forgotten to
tell you guys if you want to order some Country Chic Paint go to Country Chic
Paint calm and enter the coupon code and you will get
10% off any Country Chic product that you order! So I highly recommend when you
order your paint and your clear coat get one of these round sponges. We'll have to
pretend because I can't get this open! But but what you want to do is you want
to pour your clear coat out into a plate you can use something reusable like a
pie plate which is what I normally do or you can use something that
throw away later and pour it out in here because you don't want to get any yuck
back in your your full thing of clear coat and then you rub into the clear
coat just a little bit get it on the sponge wipe it off on the side just a
little bit and then you take this and you rub across the whole surface just
one time all right come back with the corner of it and get your little edges
and as long as you check and make sure that you don't have any drips or
anything else that's it with the sponge you're ready to go
you're gonna let it dry at least overnight or 24 hours put your second
and third coat on and your little piece will be done! Oh I did forget one thing
wait a minute, I thought about the drawers and forgot one thing.

All right so this came with
some really ugly hardware not only do we not like this style much anymore but
it's really cheap it looks like brassy tinted kind of stuff so what I did on
that piece is I took this out I filled the holes with Bondo and then I drilled
a new hole and put the pretty little glass knob on it. So always remember that
changing your hardware out can give you a really great new look. So if anybody's
got any questions I can answer those otherwise I'd like to say thank you to
Rosanne and Sarah, and the team at Country Chic for letting me do this
tutorial for you I'm not sure if I've taken a breath the whole time , felt
nervous hopefully it came out across well and if you've got any questions
please feel free to put them in the comments later and we'll go back and
answer any questions.

But before I let you go ever really got to tell you
something exciting: today is the launch date for the new spring and summer
colors, so the spring and summer colors are these love
we bright fun colors and then we also have an insider collection of great fun
colors as well so these colors are available at the shop
you know I'm showing you purple which this one is Illusionist, y'all know I
love my purple so great new really bright really fun colors think about
spring coming up and doing those fun porch signs with all these yummy brights
you guys you could pay Easter eggs with this paint did you know that? All kinds
of good stuff. You can paint plastic! My flowerpots out
front are that plastic they're old they're kind of they were old and grimy
two summers ago I painted them with purple they hold up beautifully the
all-in-one paint has a built-in primer so it holds on all kinds of surfaces
fabulously about the only thing that it truly doesn't like and you really have
to sand or prime first is something that has never been wood, it's weird
it's super shiny, super hard, that one you do have to do a little bit of prep work
first like we did on this table.

Lots of other stuff you can use this, outside my
sign on the side of my building is painted in all-in-one paint and covered
with tough coat. So remember go to, you can order these new spring and summer colors, or
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want to thank Rosanne and Sarah again and my wonderful team here David and Tonya
and all you guys that tuned in thank you so much! Please share it if you have any
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