You know what? I never liked the way our wardrobe looked – it dominated the entire room… but I never felt inspired to do anything with our master bedroom – even though I had to run to shut the door every time we had someone over.
Until this summer, when we had a mini makeover and the first thing I did was to paint the bland wardrobes.
I’m not gonna lie… it was a LOT of work and took me a few days to finish it, but it was SOOO worth it and I am SO HAPPY with the result!
That’s why I’m sharing this behind the scenes with you. Because if you have a wardrobe or a kitchen cabinet (this process works for kitchens too!) that needs a revamp, hopefully this will help you to feel inspired and motivated!
Ready? Let’s get started!
What you’ll need:
- Sugar soap
- Soft cloths
- Chalk paint
- Chalk paint brushes
- Chalk paint matt lacquer
- Fine grit sandpaper
- Masking tape
- A glass of water
- Foam rollers and a tray
- Wood filler or Polyfilla
If you want to make your own chalk paint:
- Matt emulsion in your chosen colour
- Chalk paint maker – I like the one from Polyvine.
- A container to mix the paint
- First, clean the wardrobe with sugar soap.
- Remove any drawers and handles.
- Fill the holes with wood filler if you’re changing the handles and they don’t fit the existing holes. Then let it dry and smooth it out with a sanding paper.
- Stir the paint and dip the brush in it. If the paint feels too thick, dip the brush in water – it’ll help the bush to slide better. Then paintbrush strokes in the direction of the wood grain.
- Let it dry for one hour and apply the second coat – if you need more coats then repeat this step as many times as you need.
- Wait for it to dry and then smooth it out with a sanding paper – this will give it a better finish. Don’t forget to clean any paint dust with a cloth before moving on to the next step.
- Now apply the lacquer with a foam roller. Do at least two coats, leaving it to dry between coats.
- Let it dry for a few hours, and then the handles in place…and you are done!!!
If you can’t find chalk paint in the colour you want, then don’t panic… you can create your own!
You just need to follow the instructions from whatever chalk paint maker you’ve found. Most of the time you just need to mix the product with the matt emulsion, easy-peasy!
After painting it, don’t forget to protect it with the clear wax.
Can’t wait to see what you’ll create!
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To a colourful life,
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