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Creating a Seaside Finish

I love living on Vancouver Island. After being in Southern Alberta for 12 years, I am really enjoying being close to the ocean…not to mention the much milder winters!

Being in a city so close to the ocean, I feel a pull towards a more “beachy” decor. I still love farmhouse, so I try to create styles that play nicely with both.

As a blogger for Country Chic Paint, they have provided me with the products I used to complete this makeover. All opinions and results are 100% my own.

A great way to get that seaside feel is dry brushing. It creates some extra depth, and that driftwood colour scheme. I also loves how dry brushing really makes embossed or carved details pop on a piece!

I first showed versions of this style on a smaller piece. Check it out here!

This tabletop was a glossy laminate, so I made sure to use primer for extra adhesion. Then I painted the entire piece with Country Chic All-In-One Decor Paint in Hula Hoop, a beautiful muted greige. After two coats, I very lightly dry brushed the flat surfaces with All-In-One Decor Paint in Rocky Mountain. The embossed details were dry brushed with a slightly heavier hand.

Then to make it all blend, and to tone down any harsh contrast, I waxed the entire piece with Country Chic Paint White Wax.

So what is your favourite style of furniture? Do beach or farmhouse styles feel like home to you?

XOXO Aubrey


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