Tips & Techniques


Transform a dressing table from drab to fab

Jan 18, 2017

SING THE BLUES


Take a tired dressing table and turn it into a dramatic focal point in a moody blue hue.

TableAfter

  The dresser before

Transform a dressing table from drab to fab
 

YOU NEED: Plascon Universal Undercoat and Velvaglo Water-Based tinted to Moody Blue (EC 108).Transform a dressing table from drab to fab

OTHER:  Sandpaper (80 grit), 2 x 50mm paintbrushes, artist’s oil colour in Black, turpentine and a roll of mutton cloth.

TIME NEEDED:  The weekend.

STEP 1

Prepare the dressing table by sanding and applying the Universal Undercoat. Then paint two coats of Velvaglo Water-Based Moody Blue (EC 108), making sure to allow each coat to dry.

Transform a dressing table from drab to fab

STEP 2

Mix some black oil colour with a bit of turpentine and apply a thin coat to the dressing table. Be sure to paint the corners and edges which would naturally age.

Transform a dressing table from drab to fab

STEP 3

While still wet, gently wipe off the black, leaving it in the crevices, corners and edges. Use a brush to push the leftover black into the crevices and areas that would darken naturally with age.

Transform a dressing table from drab to fab

 

PHOTOGRAPHS: SALLY CHANCE PRODUCTION: SUMIEN BRINK WORDS: ANNE ROSELT PAINT EFFECTS: TARYN-LEE FIELD