Once you buy a house you may be left with little or literally no money to (re)decorate it the way you wish. In situations like this where you cant afford buying new furniture there is a good solution which will allow you to give your furniture new look without need to spend an arm and a leg..
Chalk painting is is a perfect way to refresh any piece of dull furniture.
Extremely popular in USA chalk painting has not picked up so crazily in the UK, but so called shabby – chick furniture are to be seen here and there more often. Restoring your furniture is rather simple task, especially if you use the right type of pain. Here I would like to recommend ‘Chalk Paint’ from Annie Sloan. You can use a nirmal paint brush for applying it on your furniture – what is important here the paint is so good that it does not require any sanding prior to application :-). Use generously unless you dont mind painting the furniture twice. Once applied leave for about 24 hours to let it dry. Watch my chalk painting tutorial to see how to do it.
If you are satisfied with the result wax the furniture, if you want to add your furniture somehow ‘old look’ apply dark wax and spread it with a brush or a steel wool.
If however you are happy with the way your furniture look now wax it with a clear was on the next day. Again re-apply the wax one more time once the first layer has dried.
Chalk Paint 1 L – £18.95
Clear Wax – 300ml – £ 8.45
Paint Brush £3.98
Steel Wool Fine (B&Q) – £2.98
New kitchen furniture – a few hundreds pounds at least..