Preparing wooden furniture for painting – part two

Here’s the long awaited second part of my occasional series on Shabby Chic furniture painting techniques…. (Don’t forget to read Preparing wooden furniture for painting Part 1) So now you’ve got your beautifully clean, smooth, piece of furniture ready to paint. But first you have to prime it. Otherwise your Shabby Chic paint won’t stick to the surface. Primer is sometimes called ‘wood sealer’ and that’s exactly what it does. It stops the bare wood sucking up your paint and, in the case of pine,…

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Preparing wooden furniture for painting – part 1

I’m going to post a two part series about preparing wooden furniture for painting over the next few weeks. Here’s Part One: Preparation If the piece of furniture is unpainted or maybe varnished: Remove any dirt and grease. Wash it down with hot water and sugar soap. Wear rubber gloves! That stuff is bad for delicate skin Give it a stiff brush over to get rid of anything loose or flaking You can fill small holes and cracks with wood filler. Warning: Do not use…

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Shabby Chic furniture – but no roses!

The Shabby Chic furniture group on Flickr is happy to welcome a new member. This gorgeous furniture and the matching lamps are the work of the very talented Dan. He gives us more details on the lamps and table: this hall console set with mirror is given a finishing touch by adding a pair of hurricane lamps, also finished in my lacquer and distressed. The colors are the same, but the lamps are given a very subtle glaze that tints them slightly more amber. The…

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Shabby chic furniture -Current favourites – searching for the perfect chair

Current favourites – shabby chic furniture, originally uploaded by LindaH. 1. kitchen island, 2. P5210074, 3. Tea for Two…, 4. Untitled, 5. P6280029, 6. Biarritz furniture, 7. White Sunporch, 8. Black winged decoration and forms, 9. Painted wooden mirror, 10. Untitled, 11. Greens Added, 12. Paris her way…, 13. Untitled . These are some of my favourite Shabby Chic furniture images from our Flickr group. Some of them I’ve blogged about here already, others I will get to soon, I promise The main thing I’m…

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Painted Vanity Table – using black high gloss

High Gloss Black Vanity Table, originally uploaded by Nadia Bacons. Once you’ve done all your hard work painting you could end up with something as yummy as this glamourous Shabby Chic dressing table. I’d love to see this adding a bit of Holywood glam to a bedroom with lots of mirrors and satin bedcovers. I’d need lots of lovely accessories to put on it of course……….

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