This old two-door cabinet was given new life with a coat of natural paint in a pretty "charrette" blue and a few animal silhouettes.
This piece would fit perfectly in a baby's or child's room.
Ecological paint is particularly suitable for bedroom use. The satin lacquer used to restore this piece is natural and solvent-free.
It is very easy to apply to any kind of untreated or sanded wood. The subtle yet deep blue color comes from dyer's woad (isatis tinctoria),
a plant pigment that is coming back into style. This is the pastel blue dye for which France's Pays de Cocagne region became famous.
This plant pigment is a natural insect repellent. Blue pastel paint is therefore recommended for decorating or renovating doors, windows and shutters.
First, clean the furniture if required. Sand it to strip away old paint and varnish. Apply two coats of the pastel blue lacquer,
following the manufacturer's instructions. Let dry.
Print out the animal silhouettes on sheets of drawing paper and cut them out. Paint them in a pretty color.
When they are dry, use a little homemade flour glue to glue them to the furniture in a row.
These animal silhouettes were made from the "animals" font which is downloadable here: dafont.com.
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