Watercolour Furniture

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"]Step outside the canvas, allow your brush to wander onto new surfaces...like furniture! We've been having a lot of fun experimenting with watery washes, pools of colour, drippy textures and layers upon layers of creativity. We truly believe there are no rules when it comes to art and some of our favorite finishes happen when we are just playing with paint. Scroll down for inspiration and ideas...Check out the before photo of this simple brown dresser...And the end result...And here's a before of a desk we recently made over....And after...Curious how we got these looks? Keep on reading below.Let's start with the dresser. Inspiration came from a marbling paint technique we know and adding a drippy modern twist to it. And a photo of a wall that we were drooling over...We tore some brown paper in an irregular shape to mask off a section that we wanted to keep brown for now.The majority of the dresser was painted in Pure White Chalk Paint™ aside from the area we masked off. Next came the layers and layers of drippy, smoky, marble colours. Here's the first few colours we added over top of the dark brown wood. We continued to use Chalk Paint™  (our favourite paint for refinishing furniture) and added some tints here and there to shift the colours.Watch us in action...[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://www.interiorstoinspire.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-colour-dresser.mp4"][/video]We were having so much fun creating without expectation and love the results, here's a couple close up shots of the final look. And here's a closer look at the desk...Using some of our favourite products like Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan and her Oval Paint Brushes to basecoat the dresser. We painted the inside of the drawer in a pale green called Lem Lem and the rest of the desk in Pure White  And then for the fun part. We had a vision of an abstract water colour painting that would cover the entire piece. Drawing inspiration from photos we had seen online and some experimenting we had done in the past. We got our our workbook and started playing with colours. There's only so much planning you can do, then you just have to jump in and play with paint. Using watered down paint, and allowing it to puddle and run we blended some colours on the surface. We love how the water disperses the pigments. Allowing layers to dry overnight and then adding more on top. Every once in a while we sprayed with denatured alcohol and watched the paint dance into gorgeous organic shapes. Watch this video to see us in progress.[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://www.interiorstoinspire.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/desk.mp4"][/video]Feeling inspired? We hope so! Leave your questions in the comments and share your ideas and inspiration too!Happy Painting, from the artists at Interiors To InspirePS: Follow us on Instagram @studio.interiorstoinspire and Facebook Interiors To Inspire to receive a daily dose of inspiration! [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]