Terrazzo may be one of the hottest interior design trends this year, but you don't need to rob a bank to incorporate it into the home. This DIY version using a chalky finish furniture paint is super easy and can be done on a shoestring.
We're featuring a terrazzo dressing table, using an upcycled piece of mdf but you can use this technique on pretty much any project, big or small.
What You Will Need:
- Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint
- Rust-Oleum Furniture Lacquer (spray)
- Homebase Clever Cube
- MDF sheet (cut to size)
- Cutting mat
- Sticky back plastic
- Stanley knife
- Drill and screws
- Artist brushes
- Roller and tray
- Take your chosen shade of furniture paint for the base (Chalk White is used here) and stir thoroughly before use. Paint the top, sides and front of the MDF sheet with a roller and leave this to dry. You may require a second coat.
- To create your stencil, place the sticky back plastic on the cutting mat and begin to cut out the terrazzo design with a stanley knife. If needed, print out a picture of terrazzo and use this as a guide.
- Stick your stencil to the MDF, ensuring it's secure. Take your remaining furniture paint shades and paint in your design. The colours used here are Ink Blue, Belgrave and Duck Egg. Once dry, protect and seal the paint with lacquer.
- Personalise the Clever Cube to match your project. Here the top two sections of the cube and the wall brackets are painted in Belgrave. Hooks have been attached to give additional compact organisation.
- Finally, use a drill and screws to attach the brackets to the wall and secure the terrazzo table top in place.
Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint is perfect for small or large projects as it can be applied directly onto wood, brick, stone and plaster without priming or sanding.
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