Texture: cement-look coffee table
Cement-look furniture is all the rage – try this
fun project to update an old coffee table.
1 If you are using an old table, clean it thoroughly with sugar soap and water. 2 Prime the surface of the wood and let it cure according to the manufacturer’s instructions (we used Dulux Wood Primer). 3 Apply the first coat of Fired Earth’s Severe Weather paint with a sponge roller – it offers a textured finish for interior and exterior use. Allow it to dry for about four hours, then apply the second coat but use diagonal strokes in a crisscross pattern to create an uneven effect. 4 Leave the paint to cure overnight, then apply a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax with a large brush. Before the wax dries completely, apply the final coat of paint with the same brush to create the textured surface.
Finishing touch The size and shape of the table were still on trend but the legs were outdated. Industrial castors quickly transformed it into a striking focal point. Tip
paint the It’s easier to
existing table with the
only legs attached;
once the replace the legs
paint job is done. OPPOSITE Black and white carpet, wooden mannequin, geometric ribbed runner, mugs, paddle board, silver fur throw, scatters and cement two-tone vases, all from Mr Price Home
The wooden table was chipped and scratched . Applying textured paint gave
it a new contemporary lease on life.
You will need • sugar soap • Dulux Wood Primer • sponge roller • large paintbrush • Fired Earth Severe Weather in the colour Lightning (available from Builders) • Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax • castor wheels