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During the 1970s, the furniture and interior decoration were expressed in filthy forms where wealth was king and money seemed to flow like water. However, everything was changed with the arrival of credit crunch and banking crisis. People all over the nation are getting over the minimalist hotel-style décor and moving towards recycled, vintage, fabulous paint effects with some truly awesome DIY ideas.

The new furniture styles suggest more of personality and less of status. If you have the similar viewpoint towards furniture and other wooden objects, follow us and learn how to achieve the ‘look’:

PREPARING THE WOOD

Take out the extra layer of wood finish to stick the new paintwork to the surface. To remove the varnishing, make use of sandpaper or varnish remover. However, if the wood has been polished with wax, a white spirit or wire wool pad should do the trick.

COATING WITH ACRYLIC PRIMER

The coat gives your furniture with a smoother finish making it easier to work on. It is fine if you are bad at using the brush because it is a shabby chic project. In the end, it will be super, have fun!

DOUBLE LAYER OF PAINT

Apply a couple of thin layers of colored water-based acrylic paint. Once, you have completed the first layer, let it dry completely before adding the next one. Gently rub the first layer with sandpaper for providing a better finish.

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