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Indian Inspired Painted Cabinet

by Simon Olsson

Painter in Residence Simon Olsson was inspired by the colours and distressed patina of Indian painted furniture when transforming this wooden cabinet.

Indian inspired painted and distressed cabinet by Annie Sloan Painter in Residence Simon Olsson with Chalk Paint®

The unusual shape and indentations caused by the many doors of this antique Indian cabinet lends itself so well to a textured, painterly and layered finish. Simon used Chalk Paint® in Graphite, Provence, Old White and Louis Blue to create layers of paint, which he distressed heavily, to create a rustic, chippy look.

Simon began by painting the cabinet in Chalk Paint® in Old White, applying the paint quite thickly. He then added a coat of Graphite, before finally covering it in a custom mix of Provence, Old White and Louis Blue. Once dry, Simon sanded the piece heavily to reveal the different colours underneath. Finally Simon finished the whole piece with a couple of layers of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax.

Indian inspired painted and distressed cabinet by Annie Sloan Painter in Residence Simon Olsson with Chalk Paint®
Indian inspired painted and distressed cabinet by Annie Sloan Painter in Residence Simon Olsson with Chalk Paint®
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