I had a lovely meeting with some of the Plascon trends team yesterday and it was great to catch up and share some ideas about what’s happening on the blog and at Good Housekeeping too. I leapt at the chance to show off some of the innovative DIY ideas that appear in the latest Plascon Spaces mag…
This one’s an ingenious way to use a table that’s a bit wonky – and though they’vw transformed a so so corner into a wow workspace i think it would work brilliantly as a hall table too. All the step-by-step instructions are featured below…
Isn’t the shock of pink fabulous?
Here’s the original text and the how to:
DIVIDE AND CONQUER
A wonky, weathered table is cleft in two and invigorated with a shot of electric pink. The result is a desk that brings an office to life.
WHAT DO I NEED?
PAINT Plascon Double Velvet Downy Dew (B7-E2-2), Plascon Velvaglo White and Mystic Tulip (R1-A1-1).
OTHER Pencil, metal ruler, handsaw or electric saw, coarse and fi ne sandpaper, damp cloth, Polycell sugar soap, drop sheet, masking tape, Hamilton’s paintbrush, Hamilton’s Polypile roller, three elbow wall brackets and screws, screwdriver.
Time needed: 4 hours
■ Use the pencil and metal ruler to mark off the halfway mark across the width of one side of the table and then the other. Join the two marks using the ruler to ensure a straight line. Use the handsaw or electric saw to cut along the length of the table.
■ Sand the sawed edge with coarse, then fine sandpaper. Wipe away the dust with a damp cloth.
■ Sand the whole table lightly with fine sandpaper and wipe away dust.
GET THE LOOK
STEP 1 Wash the wall with Polycell sugar soap and ensure the surface is clean and dry.
STEP 2 Lay a drop sheet and mask off the wall above the skirting board. Use the Hamilton’s paintbrush to paint the skirting with two coats of Plascon Velvaglo White allowing drying time in between.
STEP 3 Once dry, mask off the top edge of the skirting and paint the wall with two coats of Plascon Double Velvet Downy Dew, allowing drying time in between.
STEP 4 Prop the half-table against the wall. Place a drop sheet underneath and mask off the area of the wall in contact with the table edge.
STEP 5 Use the Hamilton’s paintbrush to paint the table with two coats of Plascon Velvaglo Mystic Tulip. Allow the paint to dry between coats.
STEP 6 Finally, mount the table to the wall using three elbow brackets.
After painting a piece of furniture, write the paint code on a piece of masking tape and stick it to the bottom of the item. You’ll need this code for any later touch-ups and this way it will always be on-hand.
Credits for the production of the pix and the text:
Photography: Micky Hoyle; Production: Liezel Norval-Kruger; Words: Annette Klinger
As seen in Plascon Spaces 9