Let me preface this Quickies post by saying the project itself takes a couple of days, but only a few minutes of your time.
I have been noticing all the beautiful Saltwash furniture around and ordered a large tub of it to use on a bookshelf.
However the extreme heat and humidity followed by rolling storms have prevented me from trying out the stuff.
Remember the fifty zinc pots I purchased a couple of months back?
They were too new looking for me, and I wanted some crusty texture.
I thought immediately of the Saltwash.
However it is a bit pricey.
As I was looking for my Saigon cinnamon in the spice aisle, I noticed sea salt in a handy shaker.
And I thought, why not?
Mixed in sea salt with some oops blue latex to the consistency of icing like the directions on Saltwash.
Dabbed it all around each pot.
I only did ten - not all fifty.
Drying took awhile - hours.
Yes, I got the texture I desired.
Yes, it stayed on.
Dry brushed a latex white over each to bring out the texture.
Love the way they look - all crusty.
Like they washed up on a beach.
I had enough left over to dab it on this display box.
The cubbies I left to paint.
Using the same white latex.
Added a few tiny treasures.
While busy taking photos, I knock over the box and beheaded my favorite Frozen Charlotte.
Oh, well, heads will roll.
Total cost for paint and sea salt?
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