The sneaky secret of dry-brushing
I’m too lazy to paint the whole thing.
Sometimes this is the honest truth. While I was painting my ugly orange-y shelving unit a nice dark grey, I realized painting the wicker drawers was going to be a huge pain. I couldn’t leave them orange, though, so I dry-brushed the wicker with a lighter grey.
This likely isn’t a DIY for perfectionists, but I’m not one. It didn’t matter that you could still see bits of orange because the effect was casual and beachy. Dry-brushing two coats on the drawer fronts (and just one on the sides because they’d hardly be visible) made the whole thing look so much better.
Let’s hear it for dry-brushing, the unsung hero of the painting world, and the laziest way to make something look really cool and intentional.
Heather dry-brushed light blue paint over a navy frame.
Heather dry-brushed the frames for these gallery ledges and loves how they turned out.
Heather dry-brushed grey paint onto her orange wicker drawers and doesn’t mind that they’re not perfect.