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French Rustic

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

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How to give Ikea furniture a look of white french rustic furniture?

I specify Ikea because it’s not proper solid wood; it’s all like ply-wood with a covering to make it look like wood, as is most of the cheap stuff sold at Ikea.
It’s the colour of very light wood, and I want to make it white, but sort of, worn looking.

http://www.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&biw=1362&bih=585&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=white+old+furniture&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

Like that? Can’t afford new furniture. I was thinking maybe lightly sand the surface then paint it white or something? Technique and type of paint etc. to buy would be appreciated.

I think this may end up looking like rather old distressed Ikea furniture. But have a go. If it looks bad you can always paint it so it loses that unmissable scandinavian owwd finish!

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