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The ugly truth of life before POP Paint – Painted Furniture.

Posted on 17 Sep 2018

The ugly truth of life before POP Paint – Painted Furniture.

Today I am sharing the ugly truth about POP Paint – not really about the paint itself but the ugly life of before POP Paint. Let’s call it BP for fun.
I think we can all relate to a certain little element in our daily lives that is just not so pretty – for me it was before POP Paint.
Now I literally POP Paint everything and can totally transform my life and the home around me in a few hours. Making it a lot prettier.I have this unit that my handy brother made years ago.
It has gone from white washed, to painted cream, white, mint green and bright blue with distressed edges.
Before you judge – I call it progress.
And here she is – BP.

A handy storage unit for keeping boxes of stuff I use often and not so often. But ugly and just sad. Until I got the guts to paint her.

I chose to go with my all time favourite Urban shade of POP Paint. It looks really blue/black in my house that is quite dark, and with the bright light shining in from the window and door.
And the colour keeps on changing as the light changes which makes it a really interesting piece.
And please ignore the ugly painted floors – that I need to pluck up the courage to paint too. But that means evacuating all floor space
which at this point in time just seems impossible. But maybe one day…soon.

As for this ugly duckling – she has gone from confused teenager to elegant adult in one day. So much more grown up wouldn’t you say?

I am still figuring out what I am storing on the shelves now. But in the meantime I have a navy box with 6×6 paper pads in, an empty bread bin, which I cleared out and purged the stuff inside.
A laundry powder tin with book binding rings in, and the small white tins – empty for now.

I am loving the clean and neat elegant look for now. What this exercise has taught me is that I am ready to purge, live simply and have beautiful painted furniture
rather than rebellious bright and bold pieces. And that I love this colour of paint even more than before.

I love how this piece turned out – painted in 2 solid layers of paint, sanded lightly and then sealed with the clear wax painted on.
I left the piece to cure for at least 24 hours before adding back the boxes and the styled elements.
TIP: Always remember that paint may be dry to the touch, but not fully cured. It needs to be cured to be strong and permanent.

What have you painted lately with POP Paint?
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Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.