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Paint palette drinks table

Turn a humble drinks table into this art inspired masterpiece – complete with colourful coasters.

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 16

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: an old ‘kidney’ shaped drinks table, paintbrushes (including a large artists’ brush), sandpaper and six round drinks coasters. Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer, Resene Aquaclear gloss and Resene Quick Dry primer. Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Cioccolato and Resene Sambuca, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Black, Resene Fizz, Resene Gobstopper, Resene Hi Jinx, Resene Kermit, Resene Rocket and Resene Sea World.

To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen tinted to Resene Reservoir and the skirting with Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Alabaster.

Other ideas: For a colourful retro look, omit the ‘thumb hole’, paint the tabletop with Resene Niagara and the coasters with Resene Bright Red and Resene Alabaster.

Step 1
Step one
Lightly sand the coffee table to provide a ‘key’ and apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Smooth Surface Sealer. Allow two hours to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Apply two coats of Resene Sambuca to the legs and underside of the table, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Apply two coats of Resene Cioccolato to the tabletop and edges, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Paint an oval ‘thumb hole’ on the tabletop with two coats of Resene Black, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Step 5
Step five
Lightly sand the coasters to provide a ‘key’ and apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to each, allowing two hours to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint each one of the six coasters with two coats of Resene Fizz, Resene Gobstopper, Resene Hi Jinx, Resene Kermit, Resene Rocket and Resene Sea World. Allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear gloss to the coasters, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 8
Step eight
Step fi ve L Step six Step seven Step eight Apply three coats of Resene Aquaclear gloss to the tabletop and edges, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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