try... fur­ni­ture paint­ing

Style at Home (UK) - - MAKE IT -

Up­dat­ing pieces with a lick of paint is eas­ier than you think and a thrifty way to save. Look in char­ity shops, at car­boot sales and even in skips (ask first!) for solid wood pieces with po­ten­tial. Check they’re free from wood­worm, sand off any paint or var­nish and ap­ply primer. Then pick your paint in a chalky, matt or gloss fin­ish. You’ll also need a set of flat brushes and floor pro­tec­tion – any old sheet will do. Pro­tect your fin­ished piece with clear var­nish or wax.

Lem Lem chalk paint, £5.95 for 120ml, an­nie Sloan

Syn­thetic flat brushes, £9.95 each, Frenchic

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