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IKEA Lazy Susan hack!

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IKEA Lazy Susan hack!

Ikea Lazy Susan makeover using IOD Decor stamps and Frenchic Paint Take one plain lazy susan from IKEA and see how you can make it into a unique home accessory using Frenchic Paint and IOD decor stamps. Create the paint effect of your choice as a background using Frenchic chalk paints and then get creative with any of the IOD stamps. I chose the Birds, Blossoms and Branches stamp herre and used the black and mixing white inks to double stamp the flowers. As a final florish I added some Frenchic Copper Frensheen to give the flowers some detailing and...

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Reducing brush strokes with chalk paint

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Reducing brush strokes with chalk paint

The main reason you get brush strokes on your work are: Brush quality Too much paint on your brush Using too much pressure when painting. Here's a quick video talking through technique whilst painting with chalk paint: If you have any further questions please do join my Facebook Page Doodledash Interiors and message me! You can find Frenchic paints and brushes here in the shop section of the website

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Preparing your furniture for painting

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Preparing your furniture for painting

Before you paint with Frenchic: One of the beauties of Frenchic is that you don't need to use a primer before painting but you DO need to prep! By that I mean that your item needs to be clean and keyed, be it a PVC door, kitchen cupboards, Grandma's old bureau or your Ikea table. The rule of thumb is to wash with sugar soap to rid of dirt, grease, grime, nicotine etc, rinsing well and thoroughly drying then lightly sand using a fine grade sandpaper or sanding sponge to 'key' the paint (to enable it to adhere). Wipe away...

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Shop Tour - 11th Jan 2020!

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Shop Tour - 11th Jan 2020!

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Frenchic Finishing Coat

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Frenchic Finishing Coat

Frenchic Finishing Coat - The Magic Potion!   Did you know that water resistant Frenchic Finishing Coat (FC) is nicknamed 'The Magic Potion'? Why? Because it has a multitude of uses! Yep, it serves as a Finishing Coat that can be applied over painted or unpainted pieces by using sponge or brush leaving a slight sheen; it also helps prevent bleed thru by applying a couple of coats over a pesky bleed; extra protection over a high traffic area, as a primer before painting a potentially bleedy item or metal; as an image transfer medium; it can be mixed with...

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