A Zen Creation with a 70s Theme

by | Apr 15, 2021 | entrance bench, Side furniture | 0 comments

The 70s are making a big comeback with super colourful furniture and beautiful shapes. For this blog, I was inspired by the orange patterns of the fabric and I chose Colorantics blue-gray Zen colour to coordinate these two beautiful vintage-inspired pieces of furniture.




Both pieces of furniture required the same preparation. Surfaces were cleaned with the Cleaner and Varnish Remover. It was left on for about 25 minutes in order to remove all traces of varnish. The pieces were then wiped down with a damp cloth and allowed to dry well before proceeding to the next step.


Using 120 grit sandpaper, the pieces were lightly sanded. Although the Colorantic(tm) paint adheres very well to most surfaces, it is always better to give your piece a little sanding. It was wiped well with a damp paper towel after the sanding to remove the dust.



The Transformation


The European Oval Paint Brush and the Snow White Paint Brush were used to apply the Zen paint. Two coats were sufficient for the transformation because the Colorantic(tm) chalk-based paint covers very well. The drying time is approximately minutes between coats.



The Final Step


The finishing is very similar for both pieces of furniture, however I did not apply the Antique Brown Wax on the sewing bench because the fabric already had a lot of detail. The wax was used to age the chest in the corners, and on the legs, giving it a nice patina. The Antique Brown Wax goes wonderfully with the Zen paint colour.

To protect the paint, Natural Beeswax was applied to both pieces. The seat of the sewing bench was covered with the colourful fabric, using a staple gun to attach the fabric to the underside the bench.

The wax will dry and hardened in a few days.


Zen transformed this vintage furniture and brought it back to the 70s era beautifully. You can follow me and my creations on Facebook at L’atelier Du Meuble Vintage.

Claire Gendron


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Claire gendron et son chien amoureuse de la peinture à la craie

Claire Gendron

Amoureuse de la peinture à la craie, et des meubles d'allure vintage, cette adepte de ravalorisation de meubles crée de magnifiques pièces sobres et élégantes. Celle qui est au coeur de l'entreprise L'atelier du meuble Vintage,  a plus d'un pinceau dans sa besas et sauras vous surprendre plus d'une fois avec ses créations uniques et charmantes! C'est encore une fois la merveilleuse peinture à la craie Colorantic qui est mit en valeur lors de ses sublimes créations, un produit performant et écologique qui adhère à toutes surfaces qu'elles soient poreusses, lisses ou lustrées* pour tout les projets originaux! Les pinceaux Colorantic sont spécialement concu pour l'utilisation de la peinture à la craie!  


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