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The easiest way to reinvent a space without spending a bomb is by giving your furniture a new lease of life. Or in another case if you no longer like what you see in your furniture, how about looking at it in a fresh perspective? Painting it a new colour is by far the most cost efficient and waste-free approach. We do it so often in our projects and we’d like to inspire you to up-cycle! We’ve linked up below several useful tips & techniques if you’re new to chalk painting. Chalk painting has a distressed finish to it which gives that perfect vintage shabby-chic look.

Chalk Painting Tips & Techniques: https://www.anniesloan.com/techniques

If you’re not too sure where to source them, Big Blue Trunk is an Annie Sloan stockie in Singapore. Be sure to check them out!


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Now you must be wondering what is the difference between chalk painting & spray painting? Spray painting is suitable for smaller pieces with a smaller surface area, as it will require more control.  It gives a full matte or glossy finish depending on which you choose. We especially love how spray-painting can provide a metallic finish which has been the ‘in’ thing for a good couple of years now. This is a great way to give your accessories a face-lift, such as electrical switches, pots, hangers and even your light fixtures.

Spray Painting Tips & Techniques: https://www.anikasdiylife.com/how-to-spray-paint-tip-tricks/

A Great Article on Metallic Spray Paints: https://www.anikasdiylife.com/how-to-spray-paint-tip-tricks/

If you’re not too sure where to source them, Lazada  & Art Friend sells a range of Spray Paints online.


We hope you found this article useful and do tag us on Instagram or Facebook with #makeroomsingapore if you managed to give some of our tips and ideas a try! We look forward to seeing some creative ways you design your space and it may even be featured by us! Stay tuned for more tips and tricks.

-The Make Room team

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