She used Annie Sloan Chalk paint and watered it down by dipping her paint brush in water and then paint. She haphazardly painted it on. If it was too thick for her, she dipped it in water again and went over it.
* *Update - May 2016 Some of you may have been watching Fixer Upper lately - you'll notice that sweet ol' Joanna Gaines has used this EXACT method in some of the houses that they've been renovating down in Waco. She calls it "German Smear" and has been
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