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Corner unit

Use Resene Karen Walker Chalk Colour to quickly transform a plain corner unit into a stylish piece of furniture.

Restore a corner unit

Fun with furniture with Mark Rayner - Project 63

Difficulty level:  Easy

You will need:

  • Clean cloths
  • Corner unit (ours was previously painted)
  • Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Cooled Green
  • Karen Walker Chalk Colour Soft Wax
  • Resene Quick Dry
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint stirrer and paintbrushes
 

To get the look:  Mark painted the background woodwork with Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Alabaster.

Other ideas:  For a subtle blue effect, paint the corner unit with Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Half Periglacial Blue.

How to upcycle a corner unit:

Step 1 Step one
Lightly sand the corner unit to ‘key’ the surface.
Step 2 Step two
Wipe off any sanding residue with a clean cloth.
Step 3 Step three
Carefully stir the Resene Quick Dry.
Step 4 Step four
Spot prime any areas of bare wood with Resene Quick Dry and allow to dry.
Step 5 Step five
Carefully stir the Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Cooled Green.
Step 6 Step six
Apply one coat of Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Cooled Green to the corner unit and allow to dry.
Step 7 Step seven
Apply a second coat of Karen Walker Chalk Colour tinted to Resene Cooled Green to the corner unit and allow to dry.
Step 8 Step eight
Wearing rubber gloves, apply a layer of Karen Walker Soft Wax to the corner unit with a clean cloth. Wipe off any excess wax with another clean cloth and allow the wax to dry.

Download a PDF of this project

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