How to Paint a Boho-Indie Style Night Table with Colorantic’s Products
La Belle Commode de Bénédicte Girard, our new Colorantic’s artist blogger, published her first blog on Boho-Indie technique. This night table has been painted by Benedicte with Raspberry, Grapefruit, Lemon Pie and she also used our Natural Beeswax and Black Coal wax. She added a beautiful printed paper cloth on the sides of the drawers.
List of products used
- Cleaner & Varnish Remover
- Sanding Block
- Simons Printed Paper Napkin
- Snow White Paint Brush
- 35mm Silk Chalk Based Paint Oval Brush
- 55mm Silk Chalk Based Paint Oval Brush
- 16mm Silk Round Wax Brush
- Natural Beeswax
- Black Coal Wax
- Grapefruit Chalk Based Paint
- Raspberry Chalk Based Paint
- Lemon Pie Chalk Based Paint
- A Spray bottle with water
I like to lightly sand with a sanding block even if we know that it is not required to sand on all surfaces. I prefer prepping my furniture with a Cleaner & Varnish Remover – TSP Style and a sanding block as prep steps.
Choosing colours. Let your imagination guides you, and you will see where it will lead you! In this case, I was inspired by the printed floral paper cloth that I glued on the sides of the drawers.
Getting materials ready. I decided to use Colorantic’s colours Raspberry, Grapefruit, Lemon Pie, Natural Beeswax, and Black Coal Wax. Paintbrushes, paint knife, water spray bottle, and a clean white cloth are other items I got ready before starting a delicious Boho-Indie style project like this one!
Apply the primary paint colour in order to let the wood show through. This time, on this furniture piece, Grapefruit is the primary colour.
Using a paint knife, I applied randomly the secondary paint colour Raspberry.
Then, I applied the Colorantic Lemon Pie paint colour with an art paintbrush such as the Colorantic Snow White paintbrush.
I moisturized the paint using a water spray bottle. After, using a scraper, I scratched the humid paint to give this Indie-Boho Style look.
Once the paint has dried (it usually takes between 30 to 60 minutes as Colorantic’s chalk-based paint dries so quick!), I applied clear natural beeswax on all the furniture. I wiped off with a clean white cloth to rub the wax and help the wax gets harder on the furniture.
Lastly, I applied the Black Coal Wax on corners and edges to create a rough Antique look.