The ’70s are making a comeback these days with super colorful furniture and beautiful shapes.
For this blog, I was inspired by orange-patterned fabric and chose Colorantic’s Zen blue-gray to coordinate these two beautiful vintage-inspired pieces of furniture with this gorgeous color.
Firstly, both pieces of furniture required the same preparation. First, clean the surfaces with the varnish cleaner and remover. Leave for about 25 minutes to remove all traces of varnish. Then wipe with a damp cloth and allow to dry thoroughly.
Using 120-grit sandpaper, lightly scrape the wood. Although Colorantic paint adheres very well, it’s better to sand a little. Then wipe well with a damp paper towel to remove the sanding dust.
The European oval brush and the Snow White brush were used to apply Zen color. And two coats were enough for the transformation. Because Colorantic chalk paint provides excellent coverage. Then leave to dry for a good forty minutes between coats.
The final step to a modern Zen assortment
By the way, the finish of the furniture is very similar for both pieces, although I didn’t apply antique brown wax to the sewing bench. Since there was already a lot of detail in the fabric.
But the wax has aged the trunk in the corners and on the legs. And it gives it a nice patina. The Zen color is a perfect match for the antique brown wax.
To protect the paintwork, natural beeswax was applied throughout. The colored fabric then covered the seat of the bench. The fabric is then attached to it from below, using the broaching machine.
So let the wax dry on the furniture for a few days to make sure it has hardened properly.
All in all, the color Zen has transformed this vintage furniture and does justice to the 70s era.
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