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Giving a Mediteranean look to a side table

We all have furniture that are outdated or lying around somewhere in the house that we don’t want to get rid of but that doesn’t work anywhere in our house.
So why not transform it and turn it into a work of art and showcase the piece in question.

Steps to follow ! 

1st step

It is essential to correct the defects of the furniture before starting any project, so we remove the handles, we fill the holes if we use different handles, we re-glue the parts if some are damaged.

When your furniture is well repaired, then you can start thinking about using a good remover to remove the accumulation of grease from the last few years, varnish or wax. In this case, I used Colorantic’s TSP ( remover and cleanser) and let it act for at least 30 minutes.
Then I used a bucket of water and a rag and rinsed all of my furniture.
2nd step
To make sure I had a better grip, I sanded the entire furniture. This step allows a better adhesion especially if your furniture is in melanin as in this case. Once all of the dust was removed, I then used an oil primer from Colorantic. I started with a brush and finished with a roller on the flat surfaces. I put on two coats of primer. I used the oil primer and not the water one because in my case the furniture is made of melanin so it is better to use this one. Between each coat I suggest to pass a light sanding.

3rd step
Apply with a roller and a brush two coats of Blue Moon paint to the top of the cabinet, the sides and the front edge of the cabinet. It is important to let the paint dry between coats for best results.
Paint the drawer. To achieve the layered effect, start with a dark color like blue moon, mix the color with white, a little water and glaze (optional).
Let dry and apply a few brush strokes with white paint and wipe off. Sand and clean.
Finish with a complementary color like Siren which we have mixed also with white, water and glaze. Choose colors in the same tones or complementary colors like us for example, in shades of blue.
4th step
For the interior and sides of the drawers, I used wallpaper. The technique is quite simple since it is a self-adhesive wallpaper so you only need to cut the desired size.

For the stencil, you only need to use a sticky paper to hold it in place and paint as desired and with a brush or stamp only by tapping lightly so as not to cause overflow and voila.

5th step
For the finish, apply the paint to the edges of the furniture with the metallic jewel colored paint and put on the decorative handle. 

Here’s another drab to fabulous project!

All thanks to Nathalie Pruneau from www.Decorermaison.ca who saw the potential of it, and me Nancy Hinds facebook.com/Chiccittadeco who knew how to bring what she had in mind to life!
Full vido here ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqduQuqMyLo

Nancy Hinds

Nancy Hinds, decorator and kitchen designer at RONA. Nancy launched the Chiccitta Déco company, specializing in the upgrading of furniture.


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