how to paint an oriental design on a coffee table

Painting an Oriental Design on a Coffee Table

Painting an oriental design onto the surface of a coffee table can give it a unique and vibrant look. Here’s how you can turn that plain wood into a colorful, tailor-made piece of furniture.

Step-by-Step Guide to Painting an Oriental Design

  1. With sandpaper, give the coffee table a light sanding to remove any imperfections.
  2. With a tack cloth or damp cloth, wipe off any dust or dirt left from the sanding.
  3. Draw your design on the surface of the coffee table using a pencil, grid lines can help your drawing be straight and even.
  4. Basecoat the coffee table using a white acrylic paint.
  5. Using black, red and gold paint, fill in your design.
  6. For a more elegant look, use gold leaf to outline your design.
  7. Seal the design using a few coats of acrylic sealant for a lasting finish.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Sandpaper
  • Tack cloth or damp cloth
  • Pencil
  • White acrylic paint
  • Various colors of acrylic paint
  • Gold leaf
  • Acrylic sealant

By following these steps, you will be able to paint an oriental design on your coffee table. With your own custom design, your table will be one of a kind. Get creative and enjoy the process!

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