By Elise C. Kinkead
50 effortless ornamental furniture-painting projects.
Most ornamental portray books out there are orientated towards the crafter instead of the house adorning fanatic. This publication is designed to entice the house development viewers to boot. The technique for every undertaking isn't to create artwork on furnishings, yet to create ornamental furnishings for the house and doesn't require the inventive ability and daunting fabrics that extra craft-oriented furnishings portray options require. whole, step by step images for fifty distinctive and simple ornamental paint suggestions, pretend finishes, and floor elaborations make this the main accomplished reference to be had for the DIY-inclined decorator. ideas are illustrated on various different types of universal furnishings together with chests, chairs, cabinets and tables in addition to unfinished furnishings, flea-market unearths and the cheap furnishings now offered in mass-market shops, craft shops, and residential development facilities. With 50 specified ideas, this booklet deals anything for everyone. Painted furnishings can glance rustic or stylish, whimsical or refined. offers suggestions to make new furnishings seem like a superb old, and strategies to make well-used furnishings glance higher than new. All initiatives use instruments and paints generally to be had and bought in home-improvement shops in addition to gildings and fabrics bought in craft shops. there'll be an in depth fundamentals part approximately portray furnishings together with different types of paint, portray instruments, getting ready the furnishings, and simple portray and marking.
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3 Place a flat piece of fiberglass screen over the wet joint compound. Press the screen into the wet compound with the spreading blade; then remove the excess compound from the back of the screen. Remove the screen and allow the surface to dry completely. 4 Sand lightly to remove any burrs and nubs. Apply two coats of latex paint to the entire surface using the latex paintbrush. Avoid flooding the screen indentations with paint. Allow the paint to dry. 5 Thin the oil-based paint to skim milk consistency with mineral spirits, and apply using the oil paintbrush.
Keep in mind that lightweight objects work better. This finish creates interest on boring cabinet sides or intrigue on a tabletop. Flat objects work best, but experiment. If you use high-dimension objects, incorporate glass bumpers into your design and then set a piece of tempered glass on top of the surface. Your glass supplier can help you choose the appropriate glass top. To begin, arrange your found objects in a pleasing design. Draw a diagram or take digital photographs to serve as a guide as you refine your arrangement.
5 cm) into the mineral spirits. Hold the paintbrush close to, but not touching, the painted surface, letting the mineral spirits drip onto it. Continue the dipping and dripping until you’ve covered a small area, then blot the drips with a T-shirt rag. You may need to apply a little pressure or rub the surface slightly to remove the blue paint. Keep turning your rag to a clean spot to avoid depositing paint back onto the surface. 4 Continue step 3 until you are happy with the results. You can vary the depth by how much ultramarine blue you remove with the rag.