Create your own 1920s-inspired piece

Create your own 1920s-inspired piece


Posted 9th November

If you have some old pieces of furniture lying around, don't despair - you can turn them into some eye-catching and unique statement pieces

If you're not sure how, Nicky Cash of Done up North has just the tutorial for you - get ready to incorporate some 1920s-inspired style into your home...

You will need

180 grit sandpaper
Coal Black paint
paintbrush
Tack cloth
Tape measure
Chalk
FrogTape Delicate Surface Painter’s Masking Tape
Blush Pink paint
Ruler
Craft knife
Gold paint
Clear water-based topcoat paint

Directions

1. Prep the piece ready to paint by cleaning thoroughly first.

2. Use a paint stripper on the doors and drawers to remove any old finishes/paint to reveal the original wood grain.

3. ‘Scuff’ sand the top and sides in the direction of the grain to dull the shine from old finishes ready to paint over - 180 grit sandpaper is best.

4. Plan out your design (the best way is to photograph, print and draw over the top to ensure the design will definitely fit).

5. Create your design using FrogTape Delicate Surface Painter’s Masking Tape. Make sure to rub the tape down well to get a good seal – it goes more opaque as you do. The Delicate surface tape is more gentle to unfinished wood surfaces. Tape can be cut carefully into thinner stripes to make narrower stripes using a cutting mat, safety ruler and craft knife.

6. Paint in the shapes using a flat, soft synthetic artist’s brush. Add 1 to 2 coats more until the full colour is reached.

7. Paint the top and sides of the piece with a larger brush – using a fine synthetic sanding pad between coats to smooth if necessary. Wipe the dust away with a Tack cloth before putting the next coat of paint on.

8. Remove the tape slowly and steadily pulling back on itself. 

9. When the paint is dry, seal the whole piece with two coats of a clear water-based topcoat.

Project courtesy of FrogTape






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