Antiques provide you with a way to add a bit of life to the basic wooden furniture. Often, for antiques and whitewash furniture yourself instead of buying real old pieces, you can save money. Explore garage sales, thrift stores and flea markets to locate low-cost wooden furniture, then antiques and whiten the pieces to fit in the decoration of your home.
Painted whitewash furniture with a primer that is a shade darker than the stain or paint will be used on the furniture. Use a small roller to apply a crunchy paste or click paint to the furniture. For large pieces of furniture, tape smaller sections on the furniture, and complete one section at a time. Add a top coat of paint with a brush as soon as the crunch paste or paint is dry.
The direction the brush moves is the direction in which the cracks will appear. Mix 2 parts of a whitewash furniture or other pastel paint with 1 part of water to make a lime mixture. Apply the lime mixture to the furniture with a brush. Wipe off any excess paint with a soft cloth. Add a second layer after the first layer has dried to obtain a stronger color.