Make it Monday: create your own terrazzo print

Make it Monday: create your own terrazzo print


Posted 10th Sep 2018

Marble is out and terrazzo is in, but the hottest interior design trend this year doesn't need to be expensive, as this tutorial from Rust-Oleum explains!

With Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint and this easy DIY you can incorporate the trend into your home on a shoestring budget. Here, a piece of MDF is upcycled with Chalky Finish Furniture Paint to create a chic, terrazzo table top which fits pefectly with the room's colour scheme and size.

Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint is perfect for small or large projects as it can be applied directly onto wood, brick, stone and plaster without priming or sanding. Choose from 31 shades to achieve a look that's bright and colourful or detailed and natural. It’s up to you!

You will need:

Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint
Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer (spray)
Homebase Clever Cube
MDF sheet (cut to size)
Cutting mat
Sticky back plastic
Stanley knife
Drill and screws
Artist brushes
Roller and tray
Brackets
Paint stirrer & opener

Directions:

1. Take your chosen shade of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint for the base (we used Chalk White) and stir thoroughly before use. Paint the top, sides and front of the MDF sheet with a roller and leave this to dry. Chalky Finish Furniture Paint is perfect for MDF as there's no need to prime. You may require a second coat. 

2. To create your stencil, place the sticky back plastic on the cutting mat and begin to cut out a terrazzo design with a stanley knife. If needed, print out a picture of terrazzo and used this as a guide.

3. Stick your stencil to the MDF, ensuring it's secure. Take your remaining Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint shades and paint in your design. We chose Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture in Ink Blue, Belgrave and Duck Egg. Once dry, protect and seal the paint with Rust-Oleum Furniture Finishing Lacquer. 

4. Personalise the Clever Cube to match your project. We painted the top two sections of the cube (and the wall brackets) with Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Belgrave. We also attached hooks for additional compact organisation!

5. Using a drill and screws, attach the brackets to the wall and secure the terrazzo table top in place.

Tutorial courtesy of Rust-Oleum





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