Painting old, second-hand pieces of furniture to achieve a distressed, vintage finish is an interior decorating trend that has been gaining popularity over recent years. And it’s easy to see why! Upcycling existing pieces of furniture is a great way to achieve a personalised, unique look, it can be a great way to introduce colour to a room, it’s fun and satisfying to do – but best of all, it doesn’t break the bank!
Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint is one of the best ways to guarantee fine upcycling results. This paint will give your chosen furniture the luxury of a chalky, matt finish that’s bang on-trend. Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint is easy to apply and can be painted straight onto your chosen furniture, no sanding or primer is needed! Simply prep your furniture by wiping down the surface to remove any residue.
Stir the paint thoroughly and apply the paint with either a paint brush or roller. Apply 2-3 coats to achieve an even finish. Once the whole piece is dry, use sandpaper, wire wool or a damp cloth to distress detailed areas and edges to get a “shabby-chic” look. Once you have achieved your desired finish, seal your work with Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Wax or Lacquer which will create a soft lustre to the finished piece whilst adding a protective layer.
The shabby chic look is the perfect way to subtly mould older pieces so they match the interiors of a modern home without loosing their intricate charm.
If you’re not sure where to start go for a mix of whites and off-whites to create an elegant, classic look or provide standout against dark coloured backgrounds. Alternatively if it is a statement piece you are after, inject character and personality into a room by using bold, block colours. Try using Rust-Oleum Metallic Furniture Paint as a base coat for an elegant, sophisticated look.
Fancy giving it a go? Whether it’s a piece of furniture whose appearance you’ve tired of or a bargain from a charity shop, try to look beyond the current finish of your furniture and get those creative juices flowing!
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