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Antique wardrobe and side table

I found this wardrobe on Marketplace for free! Yes, you heard it right.

For Free!!

And the little side table was given to me. I wanted to create a little set and my inspiration came when I saw a kit of decals that were on liquidation at the hardware store. This is when I decided to experiment with the decals and some Colorantic chalk based paint.

Step 1- Preparing your piece of furniture

  • A good sanding to remove any varnish…
  • Something I should have done but didn’t(was using a coat of oil primer)which means that I had to use more paint. I should have asked the fantastic Colorantic team for the steps before starting.
  • It is now time to apply your paint.

Step 2 – Paint

  • Two coats of Night were applied on the side table.
  • For each coat, I dipped my paintbrush into my paint then sprayed my brush two or three times with water.
  • I waited 20 minutes before giving it a second coat.
  • Next, for the white wardrobe, it’s a little more complicated… it doesn’t cover as well no matter what paint company you use. By using my primer I only had to apply three coats of paint.

Step 3 – Protector and topcoat

  • I used my sanding block all over until I was satisfied with the “distressed” look that I wanted.
  • I finished by applying one coat of matte varnish, I sanded lightly with my sanding block and then applied a second coat of varnish.


And here you have it, for a very low cost I was able to transform an outdated wardrobe and a side table and now have a completely different set.

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