Geometric shapes and colour-blocking are two appealing looks in interior design, and this project combines both trends in one easy-as makeover! Pop into garage sales or hunt around charity stores to score bargain bits of furniture – just like this solid pine bedside table – then get painting. Your weekend project begins here!
Bedside table makeover
GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES
- Drop sheet
- Solid timber bedside table
- Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in Antoinette (pink) and Old White (or similar)
- Annie Sloan wax in Clear and White (or similar)
- Small bristle brush
- Painter’s tape
- Lint-free rag or wax brush
Lay out a drop sheet in your work area. Position chest of drawers on top, leaving drawers inside carcass. Using brush loaded with Antoinette, paint the carcass and drawer fronts, leaving a rough triangle section unpainted at the front of the drawers. Apply the paint thickly, moving your brush in every direction to create beautiful brush marks and to build up lots of texture. Let dry.
Push drawers firmly inside carcass. Use painter’s tape to outline a triangle shape on the front of the chest of drawers. Press tape flat.
Using brush loaded with Old White, paint the triangle shape inside the masking tape. Use the same method in Step 1 to build up lots of texture with your paint. Remove tape. Let dry.
Using rag or wax brush, apply clear wax to the triangle-shaped area painted in Old White. Work the clear wax into the surface and wipe away any excess.
Using rag or wax brush, apply white wax to remaining surfaces painted in Antoinette. Push wax into the crevices to highlight the texture. Wipe away any excess.
For you to know!
The longer the white wax is left after being applied, the stronger the colour becomes. You should experiment to find out what look works best for you. If you feel like you’ve applied too much white wax – don’t worry – use a rag or wax brush loaded with clear wax to remove the white wax – just like an eraser.
What we used…
The Annie Sloan Mini Project Pack includes everything you need to transform a small piece of furniture; a small bristle brush, two pots of 100ml Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan (colours optional), one 120ml tin of Clear Wax and one tin of 120ml White, Dark or Black Wax (colours optional).