From crusty old bench to saltwash sweetness

It’s that time of the month when I show you all what  piece I’ve entered in the Fab Flippin’ Furniture contest.  This months theme was coastal.  And as many of you all know if you’ve been following me for a while I’m not very coastal more of a black & white lady.  But wait till you all see how I turned a crusty old bent to saltwash sweetness.  Oh yes I ‘ve fallen in love with this months sponsor…


to Saltwash sweetness

Just click on below to be taken to their site.


You will really want to to watch this video to see how fast and easy it is to completely transform practically anything into layered, textured, beachy goodness.  I’ve totally gone coastal.  This was a great product to work with so easy to mix up.


I used two similar blue paints I had left over from other projects.  Let dry taped off without sanding yet and did the top coat with a dry brush white paint.  Took off my tape soon as I finished the wait I’ve heard if you remove tape while paint still moist you get crisper lines.  I then let it dry off and gave it a quick lite sanding and am totally loving this look.

A big thanks to Saltwash for providing the Saltwash I needed for this project. Someone will win this contest and they will receive a prize package from Saltwash and Saltwater Salvage Design.
his is a sponsored post.  Saltwash provide each of us a ‘bucket” of Saltwash to use on our piece.  But all opinions are 100% my own.
Thanks to the awesome women that coordinate this whole Fab Furniture Flippin’ contest.  I’m loving this experience.


If you are interested in participating in The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest be sure to send an email to


Here’s a close up of the saltwash sweetness.



  • Use differing paint colors for the Saltwash coat and final coat to give contrast and really show the layers of paint.
  • Using a higher gloss or Satin finish for the final coat adds to an authentic look as if it was salvaged from an old beach cottage… back when oil and lead paints were used 😉
  • Try multiple layers of Saltwash to add more interest.
  • A light coat of wax in a brown tone will add to an authentic vintage look.

As always thanks so much for stopping by &

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9 Responses

  1. Carolann says:

    Love the transformation Anj! The pops of color are beautiful. Great job! I love salt wash and can’t wait to use it again.

  2. Brenda Young says:

    Love the stripes, looks like it came out out of one of those old fashioned suit changing canvas cabanas from a old era beach resort! Nice job Arod!

  3. Angie says:

    Oh my goodness, that turned out so dang cute! I really love that color too-it’s something I’d be happy to have in my home or yard.

  4. Dana says:

    I love the new look of the bench!!! Great job with it 😉

  5. Maria says:

    Love the way it looks! I will have to try salt wash – looks wonderful.

  6. DANI CC says:

    So crafty and creative. We love the blue color you picked.

  7. Carol Cook says:

    I love your bench.

    I just ordered Saltwash and can’t wait to give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. The bench turned out beautifully! And I’m so happy to have your tips about using Saltwash, too. It’s amazing how it really does create that salt water and sun worn look. Totally amazing. Love your colors, too. Congrats on a great makeover. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Friday’s Furniture Fix. Susie from The Chelsea Project

  9. The bench turned out amazing! Love the stripes!

    Thank you so much for sharing over at Waste Not Wednesday!