Styling Marian van Wyk
You will need
• wood filler
• Annie Sloan paint
• Stain Block (optional, available from Annie Sloan stockists)
• Annie Sloan Clear Wax or Lacquer
• sponge roller and paint tray
• 180-grit sandpaper
• large brush for dusting
• cotton cloth, mutton cloth or an old T-shirt
• When lightly sanding the carved detail, take into account those sections that would weather naturally over time.
• If you’d like to know what the end result will look like, follow the steps and do just one side of the sideboard first.
1 Preparation Remove the old handles and fill the holes with wood filler. Allow to dry and sand to a smooth finish.
2 Clean the wood thoroughly with a cloth soaked in turpentine. Apply a coat of Stain Block to the top to prevent residual furniture oil that has built up over the years from blotching.
3 Wait until the Stain Block has dried completely and then paint the sideboard with one coat of undiluted Annie Sloan in your chosen base colour; allow to dry.
4 We applied Annie Sloan Old White with a small artist’s paintbrush on the carved details on the doors and drawers. Try to paint neatly within the lines; if you make a mistake, wipe it off immediately with a damp cloth before the paint dries.
5 Lightly sand the edges of the sideboard until you get the weathered look you desire.
To finish: Dust off well with a clean, dry brush. Seal with Annie Sloan Lacquer or Annie Sloan Clear Wax.