Paint blending is a unique way to add texture and beauty to your home decor and furniture. Anytime I get a chance to play in the studio, I bust out the moulds and paint. These re-purposed cabinet doors from the Habitat For Humanity are perfect for trying out new techniques. I always encourage new furniture painters to use these for practice. Way less intimidating than a piece of furniture.
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Paint Blending for Home Decor and Furniture
Supply list for this project:
- repurposed cabinet door
- IOD molds
- Elmer’s Wood Glue
- B-I-N shellac-based primer
- Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint Weathervane, Goldenrod, Antique Villa, Naval
- Cling On paintbrush for blending
- putty knife
- spray bottles for water and color wash
- Minwax furniture wax/ or any clear furniture wax
- Minwax furniture wax/ dark
- Run N Buff Gold
- Chalk Couture Transfer
I created this tutorial so that you can learn all the steps to create new and exciting finishes for your home decor and or furniture. Enjoy!
IOD Moulds are a quick easy way to add details to a boring surface that is begging to be noticed. You’re not gonna get missed if you look like this, that’s for sure. I chose this design because I liked the contrast of the rectangle door. Adding a round element creates a visual party. Ha! Well, it does to me. I love the look of paint blending with the use of glue for a crackle finish. Layers of goodness.
Accents With Rub N Buff Gold
I like the way it looked after the application of light and dark wax, but it was just missing a little something-something. So, I pulled out my favorite gilding wax. GOLD! Shocker, right? A quick application with my fingertip in a few spots and it was good to go.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I enjoy my time getting to share with you and I hope this gives inspirations to DIY your own home decor or furniture finish. If you like the idea of using cabinet doors as a canvas, CLICK HERE to see my Cabinet Door Wall Art Series.
Until the next project… xo, Do