Hi everyone! It’s Connie from FAFF Designs! I love creating this industrial apothecary style and have done a few pieces using different colour schemes. This one is ‘classic apothecary’ colours. Read on to find out how I do it!

Apothecary Table Makeover

Materials List

How To:

Step 1:

I started with cleaning the piece using White Lightning then a scuff sand. I used Sea Spray mixed with Drop Cloth and stippled the mixture on using a premium chip brush for the base coat.

Step 2:

Once this was dry, I layered Honky Tonk Red and The Gulf over the top allowing each layer to dry thoroughly between. I also used a beeswax block to create a resist in some areas. I used a dry brush to apply the layers and varied the thickness of the paint so that when this is distressed later on, it has various tones and depth of colours.

Step 3:

The final colour is Caviar. I applied two coats of this for complete coverage.

Apothecary Table Makeover

To read the rest of this lovely tutorial, head on over to FAFF Designs here!

Apothecary Table Makeover


About the Author

FAFF Designs

Connie is the owner of FAFF Designs. She developed a love of upcycling and painting furniture a few years ago whilst on maternity leave with her son. Since then, her business has grown. In January of 2021, she became a Brand Ambassador for Dixie Belle Paint Company.

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