1 - Wood Project
3-5 Different Paint Colors
Clear Top Coat
120 Grit Sandpaper
Choosing a Project to Paint
Choose a piece of furniture with lots of different boards and planking. Notice how this piece is a planked top. The more different boards you have, the more opportunities you have to paint different colors and finishes. You can build my Farmhouse Bedside Table with these step by step plans.
Finding the Right Paint Colors and Types
If I had to do this finish again, I'd pull colors from the room, for example, this quilt, and use those colors for the finish.
Painting Board by Board
Then just start painting, painting the entire board as if you reclaimed each board individually. You can either make a plan and stick with it, or just paint random boards.
I thought of painting board types each color, for example, all the 2x2s would be white, the 1x6s would be blue, the 1x12 green and so on. But really, it's up to you and what you want.