Quick Modern Makeover - Personalise Your furniture
Give everyday items, from the junk store or shop floor, a modern, personalised makeover.
You'd never recognise it now, but before we worked our magic with a little help from our local Resene ColorShop, this funky wall panel was an old retro cheese board picked up for a pittance at a second-hand store. The stool below is the Bekvan Step Stool $69 from IKEA importers, My FlatPack. Two everyday items, that now pack a "wow" punch, thanks to a creative lick of paint. Here's how you can do it too:
Step one: Sand both items with various grades of sanding paper.
Step two: Decide how you'd like your colours laid out. If you don't have an old cheese board like ours use a plain piece of MDF and mask off squares with tape.
Step three: Paint the appropriate squares with Resene Magnetic Magic. You need at least two coats, allowing each to dry for a minimum of 30 minutes. The thicker the coat, and the smoother the finish, the stronger the magnetic effect will be.
Step four: When fully dry, paint over the magnetic squares with two coats of Resene Blackboard Paint.
Step five: Paint alternate squares with Resene Enamacryl gloss waterborne enamel. Then paint the frame white.
Step six: Use painters' tape to section off parts of the stool and paint with Resene Enamacryl gloss waterborne enamel.
Step seven: Attach your panel to the wall and use magnets or draw letters or pictures to help your little one "step up" and hang up all their bits and bobs in the right places.
Tip: Check how well the magnetic paint is working before applying the top coat
Colours(below, left to right):
Resene Blackboard Paint
Resene Magnetic Magic
Visit www.resene.co.nz or your local Resene ColorShop
Rug, Bunny, Bag & Garlands from Collected at Bloc. Rest, Stylist's own.
Stylist: Sheryl Burson
Photographer: Fiona Tomlinson
AS FEATURED IN ISSUE 19 OF OHbaby! MAGAZINE. CHECK OUT OTHER ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE BELOW