painting furniture and I have many at home painted by me. All
paintings I make on furniture are done with flat latex paint.
First, I seal the furniture with two or more coats of white primer,
then I add the latex paint. After it is finished, I spread solid
wax over the furniture with a damp cloth and after it dries,
I rub it with a damp cloth again. The wax protects the wood and
give it some shine. Sometimes I use varnish instead, but I prefer
the wax (it must be solid, because liquid wax does not have the
same result). The kind of wax I use is the one used on wooden
desk was painted with only two colors. First I sealed it with
white primer, then I painted over the primer with a very light
beije (I used flat latex paint). After it dried, I added a very
thin coat of dark beije using an old paintbrush in order to give
it a scratched look. After the second color dried, I rubbed the
desk with sandpaper to make the patina. It is hard to see it
in the picture, but it looks really nice in real.
small table was done the same way as the desk above, but I painted
a few details with gold acrylic paint.
one was painted it with white paint, then I added dark beije
over the white paint, using an old paint brush. Then I rubbed
it with sandpaper to make the patina. After it was finished,
I painted the roses and other details, then I covered it with
wax. Below there is a closer picture of it and the patina in
Here you can see two other colors of patina in
details. To make the one on the left I used ivory and dark yellow
colors (flat latex paint) and to make the one on the right I
used light greyish blue, light green and dark blue (I used the
same kind of paint). Both were painted with an old paintbrush
and rubbed with sandpaper.
painted these two pieces for my living room.
is a wardrobe with flowers I painted for a cousin some years
ago. It's hard to see the patina in this picture, but it looks
like the one on the desk on top of this page.
Here is a detail of a
drawer I painted using many colors (white, beije, light green,
dark blue, dark yellow, light brown and dark brown. I applied
one thin coat over the other using an old paintbrush and rubbing
each coat with sandpaper to give it an old and primitive look.
is a small old wooden box that I painted using the same technique.
The blue parts on it are pieces of paper that I tore and paste
with white glue on the box. Then I covered it with paint and
painted with shades of blue to give an impression that it's the
color that was under the painting on top. It doesn't look so
good in the picture, but it gives an idea. :o)