Last year, I noticed the trend of “color washing” wood was popular. I’ve always loved the look of whitewashed brick and wood, so color washing is a fun, modern twist to it.
I’ve been wanting to try it out, so I purchased an $8 common board from Home Depot and played around.
I mixed 2 parts water with 1 part craft acrylic paint. I wanted the wood grain to show through; otherwise, it’d be a regular paint. Usually, people wipe the paint off while it’s still wet to let just a bit of pigment remains. I chose to leave mine on since I liked the bright color.
I clearly love color, but I think wrapping the shoe cabinet in a natural wood might look better. Sometimes, my ideas don’t look as great as I want them to, but no worries here. I have another idea for color washing in my home, and I’m positive it will be perfect in that spot. At least, that’s what I’m telling my husband!