Yes, my project of pouring more color into our home continues. And, as promised, I did it again – I could not resist and gave the chalk paint another job to do. This time, I laid my eyes on the TV unit in our living room.
This is what the TV unit looked like originally. It is Ikea’s BESTÅ.
Here’s what I used: one 230-ml jar of country blue Dekor Paint Soft (chalk paint) from Paintart, two 230-ml jars of vintage brown Dekor Paint Soft (chalk paint) from Pentart, a brush, a fine sanding block and finally, after some reconsideration, I replaced the wax (shown in the picture) and decided to give varnish one more try (I was a little hesitant after my not so happy experience from the previous project, where the varnish contained lumps and I did not really know what I should think about that). The new varnish I used was a transparent matte acrylic varnish for wood called Sportakryl from Balakryl and it worked like a charm, phewww.
As in my previous chalk paint project, I went for this fun shabby look, where you first paint your furniture one color (I first applied two layers of brown) and then paint with a different color (I used one layer of country blue).
When all paint is nice and dry, you then use a fine sanding block to distress the top coat of paint here and there, mostly on the edges where the natural wear would appear.
Finally a layer of varnish is applied and that’s it. So easy. So much fun.
Although I am aware that this look might not be for everyone, I just can’t get enough of it. For me, it produces very unique pieces of furniture that look straight out of a fairy tale. Love it so much!
Thanks for letting me share.