b'step by stepoh la laRos de Coek transforms a tired piece offurniture with this French-inspired paint effect. Animaginativelypaintedpieceoffurniturewilleasily become the centrepiece of any room, whether you choose a whimsical theme, oral, heavily distressed or just a smartsimple design. Dont be too concerned about competency or techniqueas these painting techniques are easy to master. Choose an interesting piece to work on for this paint effectsomething with nice shapes and forms. Consider where the piece will be placed then choose a colour to enhance the room, as well as one or two contrasting colours for the highlights. This piece uses a combination of paint and gold leaf gilding, as well as gilding within a stencilled area.You will need Basecoat paint colour (we used Resene SpaceCote Flat waterborne enamel tinted to Resene Cabbage Pont) Highlight/secondary colour (we used a testpot ofResene Planter) Sheets of gold leaf (available from art supply stores)and small bottle of sizing liquid Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer (no needfor sanding) Masking tape, the type to use on painted surfaces Steel wool 38mm paintbrush76 |'