The Era of Consumption😉
I am not talking about the glass of wine the we have on Friday! I am talking about the overconsumption of all kinds. The more rich a country is, the more the population consumes. Each year we produce 2.01 billion tonnes of municiple garbage. That is a lot of garbage! These numbers make me shiver, especially when I think of the future and that of our children.
The artist in you !!!
I can’t change anything in the course of the history of the planet, but I like to free myself from guilt by changing a few bad habits. For example, redoing old furniture, not throwing anything away that is still useful for someone, creating decor with items that you find ect. I often see household items on the side of the road that are still very clean and could still be used. Sometimes we’re too shy to give it to someone or too lazy to take it to a donation center. Be aware that there are a few tips to avoid throwing things away unnecessarily. First, you can repaint using Colorantic paint or have it painted by someone else. You can also call some companies that offer to pick up your bulky items. Another possibility is to write “to give away” so people will be less afraid of taking the old ones by the side of the road. A good option is: social media which is a great option. There are families who have lost everything to the fire or some separate and do not have the means to buy everything that they need to set up a new household. In short, a host of possibilities are available to you. Most of the furniture I collect was found on the side of the road. Yes, it’s embarrassing! I’ve been watched more than once. Yet I bring the furniture back to life, I give it so much love that it is unrecognisable. When I find a bureau it’s like I’ve found a treasure, because a lot of times I see its potential even if it isn’t appealable by its old-fashioned look. This is kind of what happened with this little piece. I really liked its shape and size, I found it to be very practical. With the help of Colorantic paint I established the primary colour for this piece of furniture and then I imagined the flower image on the drawer. Of course it can go out of fashion quickly, but I can always repaint … the options are endless(laughs) So here is what you will need to perform this kind of transformation.
Artist in you !!!
One of the most important things is to have fun before anything else.
Clean your piece of furniture using Colorantics Cleaner and Varnish Remover and then sand your surface.
Apply your primer
Apply your paint(sand lightly between each coat)
And let yourself be inspired.