An­tiquing: a clas­sic bed­side ta­ble

Home Paint It - - CONTENTS - By Natalie Boru­vka ● Pho­to­graphs Elza Roux and sup­plied

In­stead of splash­ing out on an an­tique, why not up­cy­cle your own beau­ti­ful bed­side ta­ble us­ing a dis­tressed paint ef­fect?

Paint spe­cial­ist Shan­dor Dao­lio shows us how…

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Prepa­ra­tion Sand the pedestal along the grain of the wood with the 100-grit sand­pa­per. Wipe down with a damp cloth to re­move all dust. Ap­ply the multi-pur­pose primer with the medi­umwidth paint­brush along the grain, al­low­ing some ar­eas of the wood to show through. Al­low to dry com­pletely. 1 Mix your cho­sen oil-based enamel paint with a lit­tle tur­pen­tine and, us­ing a clean medium-width paint­brush, drag down over the primer, leav­ing ar­eas of primer and wood show­ing through. Leave to dry or ‘cure’ com­pletely; this should take about two days, depend­ing on the weather. 2 In ar­eas that would nat­u­rally be­come worn, such as raised edges and cor­ners, scrape off any paint or primer with a blade. 3 Mix the Payne’s Grey and/or Raw Um­ber with the scum­ble glaze: 1 part paint, 2 parts scum­ble glaze, 1 part tur­pen­tine. The con­sis­tency should be paste-like – not too thin or too liq­uid. Us­ing a fine paint­brush, ap­ply this to the scraped edges as well as any other ar­eas where you wish to em­pha­sise de­tail. When thor­oughly dry, ap­ply a wax or at least 2-3 coats of a lac­quer­based matt spray. Re-ap­ply once a year to main­tain the sur­face.

Shan­dor Dao­lio Be­fore you dis­card it, an­tique it! In any home, you will al­ways find a spot for fur­ni­ture with an an­tique look.

– Shan­dor

Tip

Leave the nat­u­ral wood of the draw­ers and top sur­face un­painted and treat with a clear matt var­nish to add con­trast and char­ac­ter to the piece.

Shop­ping list • 100-grit sand­pa­per • multi-pur­pose primer • tur­pen­tine • oil-based enamel paint • Win­ton Oil Colour paint in the colours Payne’s Grey or Raw Um­ber • scum­ble glaze • Woodoc An­tique Wax or Sprayon Clear Matt Lac­quer Tools • soft clean cloth • 2 medium-width paint­brushes • fine soft ny­lon paint­brush • blade (or cut­ting knife or paint scraper)

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