How to transform a furniture into a piece of resistance

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A Piece of Resistance

Bénédicte, an influencer at Colorantic since 2019 is passionate to transform a furniture and restoring things. We are spoiled to have her as part of our marketing team to inspire you with her transformation projects.

In this blog, Bénédicte tells us how to transform a furniture to make it look a focus point. For this project, she works on her two dressers. 👇👇👇

Preparing your surface:

  • The first step is to remove the handles from the cabinet.

  • Then, I put wood filler in the holes of the handles so as not to leave any marks because I will be putting on new handles.

  • Clean the two pieces of furniture with Colorantic Cleaner and Varnish Remover, I sprayed the pieces of furniture and let the product work for 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Rinse several times with a clean rag to remove all dirt and any remaining cleaning product.

  • Then I let it dry. Using my sanding block I lightly sanded all over my piece of furniture to improve the adhesion of the paint.

Painting:

  • I started with the colour Kiwi.

  • Apply the colour horizontally to let the original colour show through.

  • The cabinet was originally painted grey. This could work just as well with furniture painted in another colour or made of natural wood.

  • Allow time to dry, the Colorantic paint dries in less than 30 minutes.

  • Now is the time to apply the second colour.

Painting the second colour: 

  • Then I applied the colour Sunflower. I used the same technique: I pained horizontally in a thin layer.

  • After that, you apply water here and there with the help of your brush.

  •  Randomly mixing the colour Kiwi and the colour Sunflower.

Applying the third colour:

  • I repeated the same steps as the one mentioned above with the second colour.

Finishing!

  • First of all, the finishing step is very important especially when we were using wax because we can really give amazing effects using Colorantic wax.

  • I applied my Natural Bee Wax all over both pieces of furniture. I covered all the surfaces using the 16mm brush.

  • Once you have done your section (because I like to work by section) wax the edges with another 16 mm brush but this time with the Antique Brown Wax to create the desired effect.
  • I suggest using your other wax brush to make circles to better blend the antique brown wax and the natural wax.

  • Leave it to dry. A word of advice, the wax takes several days to harden.

    The End Product:

    There you have it, you have a unique piece of furniture that will turn heads.

    Do not hesitate to dare and try other colours. The colour palette at Colorantic is full of bright and rich colours. You can also have your colours custom-made. To see more of my projects click the link below.👇👇👇

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

    Benedicte Girard

    Bénédicte Girard owns a business called La belle commode. It is a Quebec furniture revaluation company. Proudly located in Rawdon in Lanaudière.

    The one who adores vintage and period furniture restore its charm to furniture that is sometimes neglected for too long. It makes new with old, but think again, it makes old with new too! Bénédicte Girard knows how to give a charm of yesteryear, even to IKEA furniture! Formerly a nursing assistant, she left her stable job to pursue a dream of having her own business, and she has no regrets! She often thanks to her dear father who showed her how the tools work and who taught her and helped her during all these years. The love of furniture must run in the family! She often shows you her completed projects on her Facebook business page. And not just anyhow, Bénédicte loves to showcase her work before immortalizing it on the networks! She also shows her renovation ideas, her workshop, her blended family that she adores and her dog who likes to test the quality of the furniture but don't be mistaken, it's not just the furniture that occupies her! Colorantic collaborator since 2019, she knows chalk based paint very well! Be sure to read our blogs for inspiration!

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