Last week I did a job for a client who wanted a to take her old yellow pine furniture and repurpose it for her guest room. She wanted a grey-ish look to it, so we opted to use Behr pencil point grey as a base coat and then whitewash over it.
This process is pretty simple- but is somewhat slow and methodical- moving too quickly with the whitewash can make the piece look like a white/muddy mess!
After two coats of the pencil point, I took plain white paint and mixed it with water in a one to three ratio. Then I brushed on a coat of the white over the grey, waited about ten seconds, and wiped it off with a clean rag. I did this for the entire piece and the finish is lovely!