Sometimes when you find an old piece of furniture it may be missing a drawer, a door or a top. This was the case with the piece I am going to share with you today! It was completely missing it’s top but it had good bones that were definately worth saving. So let’s get on with how to paint a French Farmhouse Sideboard using the Blending Technique.
How To Paint A French Farmhouse Sideboard Using The Blending Technique
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I get a tonne of questions about how to blend when it comes to painting furniture. It can be a little tricky when you are a beginner. But practice makes pefect and I recommend practicing on a scrap piece of wood until you get use to your brush, paint and the water sprizter that you use. Before you know it you will be able to do it with your eyes closed!
Here’s a quick video of how I blend.
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- Old Sideboard
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Sacred Sage
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Plaster
- IOD Decor Stamp – Backplates
- IOD Decor Stamp – Floral Swag
- IOD Decor Stamp – Kindest Regards
- IOD – Stone Gray Ink
- Old Rags
- Cling On! – F30, F40, R20
- Wax Brush
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Clear Wax
- Water Spritzer
- Flooring cut to the size of your piece or a piece of scrap wood
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Cappucinno
- Drill and correct screws
Step 1 – Remove all the hardware. Mix some TSP in some warm water and give the entire piece a good clean.
Step 2 – Using your F40 brush give the entire sideboard 2 coats of Sacred Sage letting each coat dry completely.
Blending Time! Step 3 – Leaving your drawers in take your water spritzer and give it the top drawer a light spray of water. Then using your F40 and Sacred Sage paint aroung the rectangle of the drawer. Then take your F30 and paint the inside of the rectangle in Plaster. Making sure that your R20 brush is completely dry feather over the drawer in horizontal and then vertical movements until you get a nice blended effect.
Continue on with the drawers and then remove the door and repeat the process but this time blend in an oval pattern.
Step 4 – Load up your brayer with Stone Gray ink and using the Kindest Regard Stamp lightly stamp in the Plaster part of the door. Then using the Floral Swags frame the oval with the wreath part of the stamps.
Step 5 – Repeat the above process but instead using the Backplate Stamp, stamp where the drawer pulls would go. Use the lined transfer film so that you can ensure that the stamps are centered and straight.
Almost done! Step 6 – Pop your hardware back in and attach the door. Give the entire piece a wax using your wax brush.
Step 7 – Screw in the flooring from inside the sideboard until nice and secure. Then take an old brush apply the Cappucino Stain and Finish Oil. Let soak in for about 20 mintues and then wipe away excess using a a clean microfibre cloth. Let completely dry over night.
Handy Hint : So that you don’t get the stain and finish oil all over your freshly painted piece, drape a drop a cloth around the piece to catch it.
And your all ready to pop your new sideboard in its new spot in your home! We finally have a spot to house all of my favourite recipes in one spot!