Sonja Mairenn. Furniture. August 29th , 2017.
Painting furniture is an excellent way of adding some freshness and vigor to the home decor. If you put in some of your creative ideas into it, the paint job can be a lot of fun too. Before you apply any paint on the furniture, you have to prepare its surface. Take a piece of 100 grit sandpaper and rub it on all the surfaces of the furniture with a gentle hand in order to clean up the dirt and debris stuck on them. Next, apply an even coat of primer, so that the paint can last on the furniture for a long time. Now, the furniture is ready and you can take up the task of applying paint on it.
For conventional look, traditional ideas are the best. Keep the basic color as black and make the detailing work in gold, red or cream. To give a French provincial look, a combination of soft cream with a hint of gold is just fine. You can also try solid white or glossy black. For an Asian flavor, use a beautiful highly polished red lacquer. The final touch for the painted furniture with either layers of beeswax, which has been buffed well or a high-gloss polyurethane gives an elegant touch.
In a bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and a couple of drops of jojoba oil or linseed oil. With a spoon, stir the ingredients properly. Now take a clean, soft cotton towel and dip an end in the solution. Moving in circular motion, use this cloth to wipe the furniture; for wooden furniture, go in the same direction as the grain. Take another dry, clean towel and wipe the oil off the furniture.
You may have come across vintage gates, well the trick is to cut off the patch of the design that you wish to incorporate. You can use the pieces to make a tabletop, or make the legs for a shelf or a chair. You can even make a lamp with it or make frames for paintings. The gate can also be used as a part of the bed to make the headboard. It can also be used to make a small bridge for your garden pond.
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