How to Add Stripes & Florals

Hey, Leah Noell Design Co. here!

Resin Top? Black and white stripes? Over sized florals? Gold Leaf?  Ummm…YES PLEASE! This little painted mini buffet is definitely my favorite piece I’ve ever painted! I’m excited to share the details with you.

Materials List:

How To:

Ya’ll know how this starts…

First you must thoroughly clean your piece. I mean you have to get all the dirt, grime, and years of furniture polish off it. It’s not as hard as it sounds. I like to clean my piece once over with White Lightning and rinse it well.

Now let’s get into the fun stuff!! I knew exactly how I wanted this piece to look. It took some planning, but I had a clear vision so it was easy to execute.

First, I did a paint pour on the top of this piece. I used CaviarCotton, and Gold Digger. I let it dry overnight and then sealed it with resin 24 hours later. I am so into resin right now. I just love this stuff!! If you have never used it before, I created a video showing how to pour it on top of furniture here.

While the resin was curing, I primed my piece. Using BOSS prevents problems that can occur down the road such as bleed through (An oily substance that comes through your paint. It’s usually caused by tannins in your wood).

I gave this piece 2 coats of Cotton which is a stark white color. Then it was time to enlist my husband to measure out the stripes.

After you have your stripes tapped off with tape, you’re going to want to paint over it with your base color. I do this because if the paint is going to bleed through the tape, it will do so on the first application. If you use the color you’ve tapped off for your first application, then you will have crisp clean lines!

Once that dries you can move forward with your second color. I used Caviar which is Dixie Belle’s blackest black. I wanted the whitest white (Cotton) and the blackest black (Caviar)!!

I have an obsession with black and white stripes paired with florals. So it was time for the transfers! The design rules I follow are work in triangles and with odd numbers for placement. You can see that the florals are in a triangle shape and there are 3. Then I added the greenery. I added 4 pieces of the green leaves to equal 7 total pieces on the front. It makes it more appealing to the eye.

After the transfers are adhered, I press them down firmly into the paint. I take my time and make sure they are secure. Then I applied a coat of Satin Clear Coat.

Lastly I applied Gold Gilding Wax on just the details of the legs. To finish this piece I applied wax to the drawer sides. I use wax because it works better with the sliding drawers. I applied Big Mama’s Butta to the insides of the drawers to make them nice a fresh.

For more information on this painted piece, head to Leah Noell Design Co. here!

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