The drawers of the horseradish-coloured dresser were painted using gradient shades of Liitu Blackboard paint in colour V389 Yellow, M384 Basilica and Y497 Toro. Different coloured drawers can also serve as colour codes for the content of the dresser. If you use Blackboard paint, you can write the content on the drawer front. The study desk top is also painted with Liitu paint in Toro colour, and the walls with Harmony interior paint in light F390 Horseradish and red M316 Tomato.
“I like colours and don’t shy away from using bright shades in interior décor. However, whenever I use bright colours I like to combine them with light surfaces and shades, to keep the room fresh and bring out the bright tones, if only as effects,” says Pinja Rouger..
Putting the idea into practice
Painting the wall
1. Clean any dirt away from the wall surface and use masking tape to mark out the areas to be painted.
2. Apply two coats of Tikkurila full-matt Harmony interior paint; paint the larger area in the light Horseradish colour and the smaller area in the red Tomato colour.
For an even result, use an extension rod and plenty of paint. Finish the surface with long upward strokes using a roller. Remove the tape before the paint has time to dry.
Painting the dresser and tabletop
1. Clean and sand the surface. Wipe away any dust.
2. If necessary, prime the furniture with Helmi Pohjamaali primer or Otex Akva adhesion primer.
3. Paint the area 2–3 times with Liitu Blackboard paint using a furniture paint roller. Leave to dry for a week, and then you can draw on the surface.
Idea implemented by: Pinja Rouger
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