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How To Revamp Furniture The Easy Way!

When you want to revamp furniture, give it a new look or a makeover, you don't want to spend hours, days or weeks doing it, and that's why chalk paint is so popular.

19/07/2020

 

 

 

 

After spotting the perfect bargain on Gumtree, Telma Garcia couldn't wait to get it home and put it to use. The cupboard fitted perfectly in the space and matched the current decor in the room but there was a problem... it was the wrong colour. Telma has Oregon Pine floors fitted throughout her home and this clashed with the Oregon Pine cupboard and additionally, most of her decor was in a charcoal colour. That meant painting the linen cupboard.

 

 

Before the introduction of chalk paint finishes, painting a piece of furniture was a long drawn out project. You had to spend hours and hours sanding away layers of paint or varnish, or get stuck in with mineral turpentine and steel wool to remove oil or wax treatments. Chalk paint does away with all the preparation required to paint a piece of furniture, now all you have to do is make sure the piece is clean and dry and apply the paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telma completed this revamped linen cupboard project whilst under lockdown and she took this time to get stuck into quite a few projects that were on her 'To Do' list.

 

When you want to revamp furniture, give it a new look or a makeover, you don't want to spend hours, days or weeks doing it, and that's why chalk paint is so popular.

 

HERE'S HOW:

1. Make sure that the furniture is clean before you start. Give it a thorough wipe down and then dry. You want to make sure to remove any traces of grease or grime on the piece, as this will affect the final finish.

2. Apply two coats of your choice of chalk paint with a paintbrush or paint roller. For this project, Rust-Oleum Chalked in a charcoal colour was used.

3. Apply two coats of Rust-Oleum Top Coat or clear polyurethane sealer.

 

better homes and gardens magazine / Telma Garcia

 

Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte Paint

As a huge fan of the Rust-Oleum spray paint range, I have used their Chalked range for quite a few projects as well. While there isn't a huge colour selection, there are some really trendy colours to choose from. Chalked gives furniture a beautiful velvet-smooth finish that is synonymous with the many chalk paint brands out there and I find this brand value for money. You can buy the entire Rust-Oleum range of products at your nearest Builders store.

 

 

 

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