How to Paint a Boho-Indie Style Night Table with Colorantic’s Products
La Belle Commode de Bénédicte Girard, our new Colorantic’s artist blogger, published her first blog on Boho-Indie technique. This night table has been painted by Benedicte with Raspberry, Grapefruit, Lemon Pie and she also used our Natural Beeswax and Black Coal wax. She added a beautiful printed paper cloth on the sides of the drawers.
To start with, Bénédicte used the following products:
A Spray bottle with water
I like to lightly sand with a sanding block even if we know that it is not required to sand on all surfaces. I prefer prepping my furniture with a Cleaner & Varnish Remover – TSP Style and a sanding block as prep steps.
Choosing colours. Let your imagination guides you, and you will see where it will leads you! In this case, I was inspired by the printed floral paper cloth that I glued on the sides of the drawers.
Getting materials ready. I decided to use Colorantic’s colours Raspberry, Grapefruit, Lemon Pie, Natural Beeswax, and Black Coal Wax. Paint brushes, paint knife, water spray bottle, and a clean white cloth are other items I got ready before starting a delicious Boho-Indie style project like this one!
Apply the primary paint colour in order to let the wood show through. This time, on this furniture piece, Grapefruit is the primary colour.
Using a paint knife, I applied randomly the secondary paint colour Rapsberry.
Then, I applied the Colorantic Lemon Pie paint colour with an art paint brush such as Colorantic Snow White paint brush.
I moisturized the paint using a water srapy bottle. After, using a scraper, I scratched the humid paint to give this Indie-Boho Style look.
Once the paint has dried (it usually takes between 30 to 60 minutes as Colorantic’s chalk based paint dries so quick!), I applied clear natural beeswax on all the furniture. I wipped off with a clean white cloth to rub the wax and help the wax gets harder on the furniture.
Lastly, I applied the Black Coal Wax on corners and edges to create a rough Antique look.
Here you go! You too can create this Boho-Indie effect with Colorantic’s products!
Guest Artist: Bénédicte Girard by La Belle Commode