I wanted a whitewashed or really distressed look for it.
I began with a thin coat of creamy white paint. I then scrubbed the whole thing with steel wool. I love the look steel wool gives, although I would recommend wearing gloves if you're gonna try it...I have lots of little silver splinters! I then mixed up a light blue-grey and painted some of the planks. A little heavy distressing, and it was finished!
I went pretty beachy with it, which may mean no one in Colorado will want to buy it...if that's the case, it will be happy in my home!
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