Updating a lamp base with paint

Over the years, I've learned how to distress my furniture pieces as I paint.

It's a simple technique that I call, Reverse Distressing and it consists of layering paint in varying degrees so that it gives you a naturally distressed and worn look without ever using an ounce of sandpaper.

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If I had purchased the product for this project, it still only would have cost me $30. As you know, I love a good side-by-side comparison, so here you go! Did you know that you could paint a tile backsplash? What other thrifty backsplash transformations have you seen?

General Finishes Milk Paint also works WONDERS on outdated kitchen cabinets.

The important part of this step is to make sure that the color wash is rubbed in and that there aren't any drips.

This looks like a hot mess right now, but I promise...

We finally replaced it because even painted we could still see the tiles and it just wasn't the look for us, but I am so glad we painted it temporarily. You can read all about our new laminate backsplash here.

You can check out some more posts about our kitchen makeover progress before you head out, like how we painted the kitchen floor, how we moved some cabinets around and how we created a high impact herringbone plank wall.

That left me with a pint of the darkest grey color, Queenstown Grey, that I wasn’t going to use. Yes, you can still see the pattern of the decorative tiles, but holy cow, I am beyond happy with how this FREE transformation turned out.

The backsplash now kind of blends into the background and looks great with the granite countertops and light grey cabinets.

Our goal was to replicate the look of an old rustic Spanish styled cabinet and we'd like to know what you think. If you love it, keep reading because we're about to show you how we did it! I snatched up this old 70's pecan cabinet on Craigslist for .

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