I am truly not a hoarder, but when it comes to certain possessions I have a strange vision of what it might be in the future. I save things that have a purpose to repurpose! Like this beauty…
They have an overabundance and I’m sure that they don’t realize a lowly flower bucket’s full potential. I do…and have shown this to you before and this FLOWER BUCKET below started out looking like trash.
Mixing is so easy. You pour enough paint to cover your project into a container and then add your SALTWASH with the measuring cup that is enclosed in the package. The ratio is one part to one part, so that is easy enough to remember. Then mix it up with your paintbrush or paint stirrer until it’s around the consistency of thick cake frosting.
So fast and simple…you are ready and just started dabbing it on to your bucket or furniture or whatever you want to paint. The end result you would want to acheive is something that looks old, vintage and CHIPPY…so perfection in technique is NOT required. I had some pale blue wall paint leftover from a job and you can use any paint that you have laying around. This was my undercoat and I did a Mason jar as well to see how it came out.
Once dry, I sanded the bucket to expose some of the pale blue paint underneath. When applying the paint/Saltwash mixture you do want some lumpy areas so that you can sand and see the color underneath. In other techniques you don’t necessarily want lumps, but in this…you do! I also hit it with my orbital sander when I finished, which seemed to work better than doing the hand sanding.