To make your furniture look shabby and chic is to paint it. You no need spend your money so much. All you need is paint with color you like, a brush, and your inspired mind. How to make shabby chic furniture is with three major steps that now I will tell you.
First is preparation. Preparation is very important before you begin to make something. Wash your furniture’s surface and clean it. You can use sandpaper to clean dirt that stick in the surface. After that you need to clean the dusty residue with brush. This is will make the paint going well with the furniture. If you have parts that don’t want to be painted, you can use masking tape to protect it. Masking tape will not leave residue to your furniture and also easy to peel-off.
To think about what materials that wills good to make your furniture look shabby and chic also important. A material such as type of paint for your furniture determining what is the result of your work. If you want smooth and clean you can use standard emulsion paint is fine too. But if you want rustic, thickly, and shabby result, you can use high quality paint and also that will make perfect looks for your furniture. Do not use emulsion if you want a glossy finish to your furniture or add a dark looks with wax. As usual, you need to coat your furniture about two or three times for each piece. You can use primer for the base painting, but if use high quality paint, you don’t need primer. If you want a light color such a cream or white, I consider coat it three times.
There is an alternative to make your furniture look better. Using wax is a good idea to make your furniture look glossy. Applying wax on the dark color furniture will make it look so beautiful. You can look our pictures bellow about shabby chic furniture.
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