How to paint Coastal Furniture
It’s that time of year where I’m yearning for the ocean. There is something about the sea that that calms me. As a kid growing up in Pennsylvania, we would travel south to the beach for a week after school left out for the summer. We’d bike the boardwalk, and hop on the rides at the end. Then we’d get taffy and ice cream. Days were spent swimming and playing in the sand. If there was a rainy day, the outlets or a movie were how we filled our time. Those memories are so powerful — and both myself and all my siblings have amazing stories we still talk about! I love the beach and if I don’t make a yearly beach trip, I feel off. In the spring, I begin checking flights, waiting for a deal. I just looked this morning! Right now though since everyone is of the same mindset, the flights are too expensive. AND, this summer no one seems to be allowed to go anywhere. So – what about bringing the ocean INSIDE and updating that old piece of furniture while you’re at it?
So instead of traveling to the beach, I like to bring the beach to me. It’s easy to give your furniture a coastal look with MudPaint. There are so many ways to paint a piece to give it that beachy look. You can layer paint, add texture with a saltwash additive, paint stripes, or simply use two beachy colors on a piece. I love the last way to achieve a coastal look since it’s quick and easy. MudPaint is eco-friendly, LEED-compliant and it’s unique, clay-based formula with natural earthen materials requires little prep work and no waxing for a smooth coat. Use Manor White or China White and Seaside or Suede Blue and to give any piece in your home a coastal look. Follow these steps to paint your piece!