Distressing Beadboard Using the Dry Brush Method

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Sometimes you have to take a step back and say wait a minute, I like that!  That is kind of what happened in my kitchen a few days ago.  I first added a few brush strokes with a almost dry paint brush.  By almost dry, I mean a brush I already used on another area prior to reloading with paint.  I continued painting the bead board using the dry method because I loved what I was seeing.  It screamed distressed and that is the look I’m loving these days.

Take a look at the before…

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This section of beadboard is located behind my stove and for now it’s going to stay there till I’m ready to add the cabinets and backsplash.

After using the dry brush method…

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The chocolate beadboard has a new distressed look simply by adding a little paint.  All you do is load your brush with a small dab of paint and apply to a newspaper, cardboard or scrap piece of wood prior to actually painting the surface.  By doing starting at a different location you remove some of the paint so your paint brush is somewhat dry.  After applying the paint grab a little of the paint from the scrap piece or wood and brush away.  It only takes a small amount to achieve the look.  The best part is you don’t have to apply a second coat.  Who doesn’t love that.

Have you tried the dry brush method?  If you haven’t give it a try on your next project.

I’m loving the look.

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