I am so excited to share this beautiful DIY Whitewashed Blogging Board Tutorial with you and all my blogging friends! I have been wanting a whitewashed board for a while now. But, I didn’t want to shell out the big money. So, the other day I was at Home Depot and over-joyed to find a 24″ round raw pine wood board! I bought one and found this easy-to-do whitewashed wood tutorial here.
This board turned out so nice, it was super easy to do, and this technique can also be used on other wood crafts! So, if you’re not looking for a new blog board, that’s ok. Try this technique on another cool project. Or, even on a wall like shown here. Pretty sweet, right?!
First, you’ll want to lightly sand your board and dust it off with a clean rag.
As mentioned, I got my raw wooden pine board at Home Depot. The price was excellent, and pine has a nice grain with lots of detail. I found similar wooden circles on Amazon, but some were nearly triple the price and smaller too. Hmm…this is a no brainer! All I have to say is, getcha a board at Home Depot for only $10.96, including tax!
Pour 1/4 cup white paint in a small mason jar (8 oz size). Add 2 tablespoons water and stir thoroughly.
I found an 8 oz jar of Glidden High Endurance Antique White Interior Paint, Eggshell Finish at Walmart for $2.66, including tax.
Paint half of the board using a paint brush, going with the grain of the wood. Quickly take a slightly damp rag and gently wipe it off, with the grain of the wood again.
Allow the paint to dry for 15 minutes, or longer. This is the board with one coat of paint.
Then paint the board again, 1/2 at a time and following the same steps. Allow the paint to dry for 15 minutes, or longer. I allowed mine to dry overnight.
Here’s the board with the second coat of paint.
I bought a can of Rust-oleum Matte Clear Enamel at Walmart for $3.94, including tax. The grand total from start to finish for the wooden board, the antique white paint and the matte clear enamel was only $17.56!
If you’re a blogger you know this is a great deal! And, you’ll have the satisfaction of doing it yourself. The best part is…I was able to make TWO cool blogging boards out of one piece of wood!!! That’s right, I flipped the board over and created a totally different look. I’ll be sharing that board reveal in another DIY Blogging Board Tutorial soon. And, I promise, it will be completely different than this light, beachy whitewashed board.
Here’s the board with 2 thin coats of paint and 2 thin coats of matte clear enamel. I LOVE it because it’s soft and light, and you can still see enough of the wood grain, which gives it some texture and interest.
The matte clear enamel should protect your new blogging board from stains like blueberries or bolognese sauce, just to name a few foods that can ruin your board. But, I would still be careful with darker foods on such a light board.
Since I was working on a new recipe (super delicious and sharing soon!) I thought I’d try out this new board. What do you think? I love the look and size of this baby! As you can see, I was able to easily fit 3 small bowls, 3 soup bowls and 1 larger bowl. Not bad. Wait…that’s great for a blogging board! Because it’s 24″ it was easy to get great food shots and I love the soft, beachy look too.
I was making some Oatmeal Date & Nut Cookies the other day (so good) and decided to update some of the images. So, I used my new whitewashed board. Make sure to check it out. You can see the board really well in the 2nd image and the grain shows through just perfectly! I’m so glad I found this wooden board and gave this whitewashed technique a try.
Have you done a cool technique on raw wood before? If so, we’d love to hear about it. So, please share it with us in the comments below.
DIY Whitewashed Blogging Board Tutorial
- Plastic drop clothe
- Medium grit sanding block
- Plastic gloves
- Small jar, for mixing paint & water together
- 1/4 cup white paint, eggshell or satin finish
- 2 tablespoons water
- Paint stirrer (stick)
- Paint brush
- Rag, lightly dampened with water
- Paper towels
- Rust-oleum Matte Clear Enamel
- Lightly sand a raw wooden board and dust it off with a clean rag.
- Pour 1/4 cup white paint in a small mason jar (8 oz size). Add 2 tablespoons water and stir thoroughly.
- Paint half of the board using a paint brush going with the grain of the wood. Quickly take a lightly dampened rag and gently wipe it off, with the grain of the wood again. Paint the other 1/2 of the board, following the same steps.
- Allow the paint to dry for 15 minutes, or longer.
- Then paint the board again, 1/2 at a time and following the same steps.
- Next, lightly spray the board with the matte clear enamel. Allow it to dry for 15 minutes, or longer then lightly spray again.
- I wet a rag with water and wrung it out thoroughly, so it was slightly damp. Because, if the rag is too wet you might remove too much of the paint.
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