Est. 1998

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DECORATIVE  IDEAS

 

Interior Designer, Specialist Paint Techniques & Artist

 

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Hi my name is Denise Hardy and I love everything in connection with the home i.e. Interior Design, Hand Painting Furniture, Decorative Painting Techniques and Art.

 

I live in Alicante, Spain with my husband in a beautiful villa which we both love and work hard on making it our home.  I have been established in creating beautiful homes since 1998 and never get tired of doing what I do. 




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Sue's Small Bedside Chest Painted in Luxens Satinado Paint

This piece of furniture was found by a friend of mine it was 'free to take' from near our bins on the urbanisation on where we live.  It was not in good condition, but she thought I would be able to do something with it for her.

It's made with veneer wood and parts of the veneer was slightly peeling off.  I did try to sand it but it did not look much better so I had a thought to do something else with it.   So... I repaired what was damaged and I knew I wasn't going to get a totally flat surface good enough to paint.

Therefore, I decided to use some Textured Wallpaper, which never cost me anything as I had this in my stash of stuff I collect.

I had used textured wallpaper and metallic paint before, so I thought I would give this little unit a similar look. 

First of all, after tidying up the veneer, I used Zinsser Bin 123 primer - as the wood was brown. I put two coats of this on all over.  Then I used 2 coats of Luxens Satinado Paint in 'Rosa Shock No.6. (This is a Spanish paint) and I would definitely recommend this paint.  I did not put this on the top of the chest as there was no need when I knew I was going to use the textured wallpaper.
 
After I completed putting on the satin paint, I then left it to dry overnight and the next day placed the wallpaper on top of the chest, using Mod Podge both on the top of the chest and the underneath of the wallpaper and then painted on the whole of the chest with Fusion Mineral Paint - Pearl Metallic.  I then went over the base of the unit and rubbed some of the metallic off to still show the pink underneath.  I did not put the Pearl Metallic on the drawers - as I wanted it to look diferent to the rest of the chest.  I also let this dry overnight.  The next day I put two coats of Mod Podge on top of the wallpaper to protect it.  I changed out the knobs and used two pretty glass knobs instead,  and lined the drawers with a different wallpaper.

TIP:  When your cutting the wallpaper, cut it about an inch all round larger than the item you are putting it on.  Then, once you have placed the paper on your item, then use a sandpaper block and sand on the edge of the item going across the 'crease line' and you will end up with a perfect finished edge.


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The photo below has one coat of primer

This one has two coats of primer - just so you can see the difference between 1 and 2 coats

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I thought you might like to see some more 'After' shots

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PINTEREST ready - Please feel free to PIN

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