Don’t you just love Chinoiserie patterns? I have a whole Pinterest Board dedicated to this style and one day would love to wallpaper a whole room with it.
The first step was to give it a bit of a sand. This trolley has been in my family for a while, and has been painted many colours! In the 70s and 80s it was my mum who did the painting, first yellow, then burgundy then dark green. I inherited it in the late 90s and painted it blue, then later white.
So it was back to the hardware shop where I picked up a cheap $5 brand. I don’t like the colour quite as much, but one coat was all that was required, so it goes to show that price doesn’t mean quality.
The next part was the fun bit. Painting the Chinoiserie pattern!
First I sketched it out with a pencil
A coat of polyurethane varnish in a satin finish, and the piece was complete!
If I get sick of it, it’s simple to sand and paint it again!