This grand old gal once was a dressing table but when she came to me she was completely missing her mirror. So with a little modification to the back of her, I turned her into a sideboard. Today I’m sharing a fun way on How To Use A White Decor Transfer on a Farmhouse Sideboard.
How To Use A White Decor Transfer On A Farmhouse Sideboard
Do I Have To Seal The Decor Transfer?
Absolutely! I know with some paints you have to seal first and then apply your decor transfers because they lift. But with Fusion Mineral Paint, Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint I have not had this issue. I have always painted first, applied transfer then sealed with either wax or tough coat.
- An Old Sideboard
- Fusion Mineral Paint – French Eggshell
- Fusion – Clear Wax
- Iron Orchid Designs Decor Transfers – Barr And Sugden
- Fusion Mineral Paint – Stain & Finish Oil Cappuccino
- Micro Fibre Cloth
- Sander and 120 grit sandpaper
- Wood Filler
- Old Paint Brush
- Wax Brush
Step 1 – Give the whole sideboard a good clean with TSP. Remove all the hardware and sand using 120 grit sandpaper.
Step 2 – Sand the entire top back using 120 grit sandpaper.
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Step 3 – Using your wood filler fill in any missing pieces on the drawer fronts and the body of the sideboard. Once dry give sand back to give a nice smooth surface for you to paint. Give the entire piece another wipe down with TSP to remove any sanding or wood fill dust.
Step 4 – Grab your painters tape and tape off the wood on the top. Then grab your brush and give the entire sideboard and drawer fronts 2 coats of French Eggshell letting each coat dry in between.
Step 5 – Remove the painters tape from the wood. Then tape off around the side of the sideboard. Using your old brush apply the Stain & Finish Oil in long brush strokes with the wood. Leave for 10 to 15 minutes.
Time to Remove The Stain
Step 6 – Using your microfibre cloth wipe off any excess stain and finish oil. Reapply the stain & finish oil if you want to go darker. Let cure overnight.
Step 7 – Taking a dry art brush, dry brush some Raw Silk around the detail of the sideboard.
Step 8 – Line up your decor transfer to where you would like it. You may have to cut and adjust the design slightly to get it to fit on your sideboard. Use painters tape to hold in place and rub firmly with the transfer stick until all of the transfer has adhered to the sideboard.
Step 9 – Wax the entire piece to seal in all of your hard work. Then pop your hardware back in and you’re all done.
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Such a pretty sideboard makeover, Sam. I’m really liking the white transfers and its on my must-try list.
It’s beautiful Sam! Love the pretty colour and that sweet detail around the top edge!