You need to see this blended secretary desk makeover! So you want to learn how to blend paint? Do you want to layer transfers? You need to see this transformation!
Before Her Transformation
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In The Navy Chalk Mineral Paint
Bunker Hill Blue Chalk Mineral Paint
Haint Blue Chalk Mineral Paint
Mister Spray Bottle
White Lightning Cleaner
Satin Clear Coat
Surf Prep Sanding Kit (Use coupon code BELLARENOVARE10 )
Prepping Wooden Furniture
For this secretary desk I removed all of the hardware. I removed the front desk panel door also. There was a leather material on the inside that was not in great shape. I decided that it needed to go.
Removing Adhesive Glue
Okay so the leather was just a thin piece of material. Not a problem to pull off at all. The problem was the dry adhesive under the leather, used to glue the material to the wood. What I did was use a chemical stripper and a metal scraper to remove as much as I could.
Once I had most of it removed I sanded it with a 120 grit. You can’t just sand the adhesive off. It will gum up your sandpaper and waste too many sheets.
Blending Chalk Paint on the Secretary Desk
Okay so I know I have told you a million times in my blog posts that it is hard for me to explain the actual process of blending. For this kind of blending it is more simple and I will do my best to explain. First step is to start with two coats of paint, I chose Haint Blue. Once that is dry, I used the In the Navy to outline all the areas I wanted a shading effect on. I then butted the Bunker Hill Blue (BHB) up against that and filled the rest of the area with BHB. I made sure those colors all had two coats. For the lighter areas I painted a small layer of Haint Blue on top of the other two colors in the center. Next is the actual blending, you want to overlap colors using different motions like circles, sideways, up and down and diagonal while using a light spritz of water. Yes, I have a video lol. 👇🏻👇🏻
Layering Decor Transfers
I always wait 24 hours to apply decor transfers to my furniture. I used masking tape to “dry fit” the transfers while they were still attached to their protective backing paper. Once I was happy with the placement, I applied the Ruby Rose transfer first. Afterwards, I applied the Flower Collector transfer. Then I sealed with satin clear coat.
You have to check out the final product below!! Let me know what you think in the comments 🙂 Thanks for hanging out with me ❤️❤️❤️