With the perfect blend of matte and metallic, DIY Guy Nicholas Rosaci transforms a dated table. Va va voom.
Sandpaper – Medium grade
Spray paint – metallic
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®
Annie Sloan Clear Wax
Annie Sloan Dark Wax
Large bristle brush
Short bristle brush
PREP & SPRAY
Lightly sand an existing piece of furniture. Spray one coat of a metallic paint and let it dry for 24 hours.
ANNIE SLOAN IT
Apply a coat of Chalk Paint® on the table but apply less in certain areas where you want the metallic colour to shine through. This project is shown in Paris Grey.
Once the first coat is dry, apply a second, thicker coat of paint and use a blow dryer on the highest setting to blow hot air on the wet paint to create a subtle crackle finish.
WAX ON, WAX OFF
When the second coat of paint is completely dry, apply a thin layer of clear wax with a large bristle brush, and wipe off excess wax with a soft cloth. Apply the dark wax with a smaller bristle brush into the cracks and anywhere you wish to add an aged patina look. Wipe off any excess dark wax with a cloth.
Dabble Savvy: Paint the interior drawers in a vivid colour like hot pink.