How to Whitewash Furniture & Other Wood

Whitewashed furniture looks stunning and is a fantastic way to get old furniture a second life, or modern furniture a vintage look.

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TOOLS AND MATERIALS

White Latex Paint

Water

White Vinegar

Rags

Paint Brush

Sandpaper

Paint Stirring Stick

 

CLEAN IT

We do mean clean it.

We need to get rid of all the oils, dust and other things that accumulate on the porous surface of the wood. To do this, we will use white vinegar on a rag. Make sure you do this on every little piece that will be whitewashed.

 

REMOVE IT

Sand the piece of furniture until get to the actual wood. This is important, as the paint will not catch on and create the effect you want if anything is left on it.

 

CLEAN IT, AGAIN

Once you are done sanding it down, there will be dust everywhere. Dust is our absolute enemy as it will make the paint adhere to it instead of the wood and peel off very soon.

The best way to do this is to use a vacuum.

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THE WHITEWASH

The mixture you need depends on the effect you want on your furniture.

The basic mixture is one part white latex paint and one part water. You can use up to three parts white paint to one part water. Mix a little and try it on a piece of wood to see what you like best.

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PAINT IT

With a paint brush, paint the furniture with the mixture you decided on. Remember to do it following the pattern of the wood. Apply it evenly and let it dry for a couple of minutes.

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WIPE IT

To create the wanted effect, we need a rag. This removes the excess paint on the wood and looks absolutely amazing.

Play around on a surface to see how much paint you want to wipe off and how much you’d like to leave on.

Once it look as you imagined, let it dry completely.

You can coat the paint after if you so wish, to protect the wood and the paint itself. A clear polyurethane coat will do the trick.

Wonderful, isn’t it?

9 Amazing A-list Style Luxury Bedrooms

The sources of inspiration to design a luxury bedroom are endless. Designers can spark their imagination with many exotic places or draw from other lavish times.

We have decided to show you 9 Amazing A-list Style Luxury Bedrooms so that you can put your own imagination to work and redesign your own!

Interior of a classic style bedroom in luxury villa. 3d renderin

Oh the beautiful simplicity with a French touch!

Don’t be fooled by the whiteness. The magnificence of this space comes from the gray floor in combination with the white – with gray details – of the walls and furniture and the distinctive black details on the bedside tables and shades on the lamps.

The baroque inspired furniture doesn’t overwhelm the design due to the clever use of the color white.

And, of course, the bed is simply out of this world.

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We are instantly transported to a luxurious 5 star hotel when we look at this room. It has a very sexy touch to it, that we absolutely love.

It isn’t easy to use gold colors without ending up with a tacky room or a rapper’s dream bedroom. The clever use of golden tones that lean towards chocolate, does the trick here. It all blends in with the different gray tones and soft carpet. Very little actual white used here.

The furniture is simple and modern, but still distinguished.

classic bedroom

Yes, it all seems to be gold, but it isn’t. The designer, one might venture, is a genius.

First of all, the floor is clear wood, which isn’t what one expects at a mansion. It blends the golden tones of the wallpaper with white and and all sorts of tones in between.

This is a great example of an extravagant, yet down to earth look.

Luxury rococo bedroom

Leaning towards rococo, this design is over the top. The amount of patterns used on the walls, ceiling and furnitures are only viable because of the simple flooring.

Notice that there are no real focal points, as the palette of colors is basically the same throughout.

Emirates Palace Room

A much more home-like design. Not everybody’s home, of course, but nevertheless.

The mixture of arabic style arches and patterns on the wall and carpet contrast well with the greek or roman inspired columns.

The tones used are warm, and you can find blues and greens being used very tastefully.

Wonderful space.

Modern Luxury Interior

This is the first room we look at with a more common height. It proves that you do not need a room the size of a normal house and as high as two or three story building.

This room is influenced by a germanic style. The dark beans on the roof are so beautiful.

It is quite a modern look and we love the contrast between the main wall behind the beautiful canopy and the pattern on the rest of the walls.

It also has a travelers feel to it that defines the colors used.

Luxury tropical villa bedroom, Bali, Indonesia.

If you want a much more contemporary look, make yoru room magnificent by adding a huge bed with an impressive structure around it.

In this case, the white drapes that fill the room add a touch of an exotic tropical destination. Almost like you will step out of bed onto your private beach.

Interior of a classic style luxury bedroom with marble pillars

Here is a completely different approach.

The luxury i this rooms comes not from the bed itself, but from the very well selecte furniture, the beautiful flooring which contrasts with the white ceiling and gray walls and, of course, the imposing columns.

Once again, the color palette is kept to a minimum of classic colors. The lighting is awe-inspiring.

luxury bedroom interior

Last, but most definitely not least, a compact room that has no reason to envy any of the other designs we saw today.

Texture, glass, white and gray, a touch of black and a very glamorous look is the result of this dressing room, Hollywood and Marilyn Monroe inspired room.

10 Professionally Decorated Master Bedroom Designs

After a long, stressful and full day, nothing compares to entering your sanctuary. Going into that special place where silence reigns and you can reconnect with your calm, inner peace.
That would be the dream, anyway. For those of you whose bedrooms do not achieve this, here is a compilation of 10 Professionally Decorated Master Bedroom Designs.

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An absolute fantastic combination of beige and creamy tones. The dark furniture stresses the importance of the bed and other furniture. It all comes perfectly together with the astonishing glass-paned French Doors.

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Combining a strong chocolate brown in a four post bed with natural wood floor and these beautiful wrought iron stand lamps is so pleasing.

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This design proposes a much lighter and greener experience. The soft white and textures, combined with the plants and the green toned walls is so relaxing it almost feel like you are on holiday.

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 Using patterns to put an accent on certain pieces of furniture is a great technique if you want to keep the color palette simple. In this case, navy blue, gold and white work very well with the patterns chosen.

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 Here is another example of clever pattern use. The color palette couldn’t be more traditional, and yet the patterns add that extra cozy, warm and inviting feeling while keeping it clean and fresh.

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 For a more modern city loft feel, here is a great use of color. By using two colors like orange, which immediately catches your attention and blue, calming you, it achieves a nice balance.

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 For a more exotic feel, animal print colors can be used. Notice how the earthy colors add a groundness to the space that is balanced by the white window frame and light coming in through it.

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 Materials are very important when designing. This wicker framed bed works very well with the wooden floor and the specially chosen carpet. The white bed, lounge chair and curtains add a softness and style that is hard to resist.

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 If you are looking for a colonial, exotic traveling destination look, here is a great inspiration. Notice the plants, the color palette and beautiful materials. Most importantly, what a gorgeous bed.

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Gorgeous desert inspired color palette. They work so well with the wicker ottoman and we love that the bed has no posts. It all works so well.