How to Paint a Boho-Indie Style Night Table

by | Jun 22, 2019 | Bedroom Sets, Dressers and Desks, Steps to use our Chalk Based Paints | 0 comments


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.





Prep Steps

1st Step:

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.

2nd Step:

Choosing colours.  Let your imagination guides you, and you will see where it will leads you! In this case, I was inspired by the printed floral paper cloth that I glued on the sides of the drawers.

3rd Step:

Getting materials ready. I decided to use Colorantic’s colours Raspberry, Grapefruit, Lemon Pie, Natural Beeswax, and Black Coal Wax. Paint brushes, 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!


Technique Steps


4th step: 

Apply the primary paint colour in order to let the wood show through. This time, on this furniture piece, Grapefruit is the primary colour.

5th Step:

Using a paint knife, I applied randomly the secondary paint colour Rapsberry.

6st Step:

Then, I applied the Colorantic Lemon Pie paint colour with an art paint brush such as Colorantic Snow White paint brush.

7st Step:

I moisturized  the paint using a water srapy bottle. After, using a scraper, I scratched the humid paint to give this Indie-Boho Style look.

Final Steps

8th Step:

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 wipped off with a clean white cloth to rub the wax and help the wax gets harder on the furniture.

9th Step:

Lastly, I applied the Black Coal Wax on corners and edges to create a rough Antique look.



Here you go! You too can create this Boho-Indie effect with Colorantic’s products!


Bénédicte assis devans son logo la belle commode et une commode!

Benedicte Girard

Bénédicte, an influencer at Colorantic since 2019 is passionate about restoring things. We are spoiled to have her as part of our marketing team to inspire you with your own projects. You can follow her at


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