GET THE LOOK:
- Remove all chairs from their legs.
- Thoroughly clean with lacquer thinners.
- START PAINTING! Yay!
- I started with painting the bottoms first, 3 coats the get a perfect cover… don’t skimp with the paint of your roller or you’ll have a streaky finish!
- Once completely dry carefully reattach the seats to the legs… be careful because you could scuff off the paint if you’re not!
- I then applied 3 coats on the tops of the seats
- I did notice that because of the metal bits under my table that the paint would scuff off where it made contact. I then diluted clear glaze and applied two coats to the tops of the chairs with a lightly damp microfibre cloth. And viola! New chairs!
- Remove drawers and doors and all the hardware attached to them. Including handles and hinges and rails.
- Clean frame, top, drawers and doors thoroughly with lacquer thinners and wait to dry for about 45min to an hour.
- I applied 3 coats of Matt black to the frame and table top, as well as the inside front facing structural pieces (not the shelf though)
- I mixed 3:1 of Elvis Mix and Cloud white to get a shade that was similar to a wood grain in the wood-look adhesive roll that I wrapped the dining table with.
- I applied 3 coats to the drawer faced, and sides of the drawers.
- I painted the rails of the drawers in Matt black as they looks very dull. This took about 3 coats too to make sure it was nice and even.
- Paint doors in 3 coats of Matt black all round. Front and back.
- I then mixed some Matt black paint with stencil of paris. I cannot give exact measurements here as it was a trial and error for a big part causing lots of waste as I made the paste too thin… all I can tell you is that it does not need to be a lot of paint mixed in with the stencil of paris. It still needs to be quite firm and fortunately it did dry nice and dark still.
- I taped down the caleidoscope stencil to the drawers with masking tape to secure and then pasted the black stencil of paris on to the sides of the drawers… I left it over night to dry and carried on the next day.
- Reattach the drawer hardware and placed them back in the unit.
- I used the 3:1 ratio of paint that I mixed for the drawers to do the same stencil on the boarder on the inside of the doors. I did this with a stencil brush and by dabbing most of the paint into a cloth to prevent bleeding. I succoured the stencil with masking tape the same way I did with the drawers.
- Reattached the doors and bobs your uncle!
And just like that a whole new dining area was created!