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Glow Up Your Furniture The Gloworm Way - Here is how I did it!

Everybody knows how much I love oriental furniture, so its no surprise that when I saw this little beaut I just could not resist. I love the detailing on the handles and doors but it was easy to overlook the beauty of this sideboard being so... well...boring.



1- The first job was to lightly sand the whole cabinet and then to clean it all thoroughly. I know the prep is the boring bit but it really is so important. This part will ensure good adhesion of the paint and a quality finish that will last.

2- Next I used a quality primer, I use water based primers usually unless I have knots to deal with, in that case I use BIN.

3- Yay, then onto the fun part. I used an oil based eggshell in this stunning blue colour #duluxmaritimeteal . I only applied one coat as I want my finished sideboard to be distressed and a little less than perfect. Don't forget that you will need white spirit for cleaning up your brush and roller.



4- Once the paint had dried I used a fine sanding pad to add wear to the edges of the sideboard and then another quick clean to remove any dust. I prefer a subtle distressed look but this part is down to personal taste. You may not want to distress it all, in which case you get finished earlier so you may as well put the kettle on! #idrinkteadarling





5- Nearly there, keep a steady hand! Here I used a gold gilding wax to pick out all of the lovely detailing on the doors and handles. #gildingwax



2- Next I used a multi surface primer, I use water based primers usually unless I have knots to deal with, in that case I use BIN. BIN. IN. N. . diffuser spillages won't unsettle this little beauty. multi surface



7 - Now to admire it and enjoy telling everyone how little it cost me. #upcycledfurniture




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