My goal was to make this $5 wooden caddy look vintage like the ones I’ve seen in antique stores.
Those cost in the $40 dollar range.
Here’s the end result:
I started out by cleaning the caddy off with a rag and a bit of bleach.
Next I dry brushed it with some flat white paint.
By this I mean I gave it a light coat with a brush not too saturated with the paint.
I wanted it to look streaky with the paint strokes showing and peeks of blue showing through.
When that coat was dry I thinned down some burnt umber craft paint with water and brushed that on.
Then I wiped the excess off with paper towels.
When that was dry I sanded spots that I wanted to look “worn”.
Then I put a good coat of natural color furniture wax on it and buffed it with a cloth once it was dry.
It still lacked something, so I got some brown shoe polish, the kind in the can, and waxed it again with that!
And now I’m lovin’ it!
HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE and HAVE A BLESSED WEEKEND!