This is our first blog for our website and we couldn't wait to tell you all about a new product we are now selling at The Lost Merchant!! So, do you happen to have a piece of furniture that needs a little help? If you have a piece in mind and just want to add something a little different to it so it doesn't look like everyone else's, Saltwash® is for you!!

Saltwash® powder is a product invented to create a unique weather worn, layered sun and salt air soaked look in just three quick steps. Saltwash®powder is made with real sea salt so you will notice it dries quickly and has great adhesion. It can be mixed into any brand, color or finish of paint and is always used as a base coat. When mixed to the desired consistency, Saltwash® can be applied to almost any surface that takes paint. Originally intended for furniture, Saltwash® can also give a unique look to walls, flooring, metal, glass, fabric and even plastic.

Saltwash® powder is available in three sizes at our store; a 42-oz can, a 10-oz can, a 4-oz Splash!

It was a quiet Saturday morning when I worked on this piece, just wanting to get my frustrations out from the stress of the world and paint away in the shop! Have you had any of those mornings where your soul is just feeling a little restless? I call it RSS-- short for Restless Soul Syndrome! Well, I had a piece of furniture I just needed to paint!! Here it is below.....

It's pretty fabulous!!! I really like the antique glass it has on the back part of it and though, I suspect it was a part of a hutch, I wanted it to be an entry, sofa or buffet table. Yes! we love to repurpose at The Lost Merchant!!

We just received our shipment of Saltwash® Powder and decided to start my project by taking out Saltwash® and some MudPaint. I mixed it with MudPaint's blues like Newport and Suede Blue along with an added shade of Simply White. I layered the Saltwash® /MudPaint mixture using a brush and putty knife one layer at a time while using some added blending techniques.

Here is the end result!

I am so pleased with the final result! I am so a texture girl and I can't express how much I love to see all that goodness, color, and character coming out on this piece!

Saltwash® is a "must have" in your arsenal of DIY tools. So here at The Lost Merchant, we challenge you to find that piece and go to town with Saltwash®! It will surely impress you! It will give your piece added character and make it a one-of-a-kind piece! I have to say once I finished with this project, my soul felt a little less restless!

You can buy Saltwash® at our space at Rust and Roses in Abilene, Texas or message us and we can have it shipped to your home! We are still setting up our website for online orders for some of our products but it is in the works!!

We would love to hear about your projects using Saltwash® !!

Until later,

Robin and Margarita @The Lost Merchant

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The Lost Merchant

A Curated Home Design 

We offer a curated selection of furniture and other trendy home décor items to include custom furniture painting design services. The Lost Merchant hopes to inspire you to look at your own living space in an intentional way and incorporate it into your own story. Your home is an extension of your personality and it should create a place of inspiration, relaxation and joy.

We are located inside Urban Relics at 4546 S. 14th in Abilene, Texas.