When anything goes in the design team, I am drawn to embossing furniture (just because I have not worked out how to emboss my walls without making an almighty mess!)
I chose this little solid wood table. I use it as a bedside table and it came from my husband childhood bedroom. Considering how much time people spend these days distressing furniture, this came already distressed and I do not want to change that.
A couple of tips when embossing furniture:
- Clean the item thoroughly removing grime and dust
- Go outside and wear a mask (when heating old paint there could be some nasty fumes)
- Distressed is the way to go! Any paint underneath the embossing powder might bubble under the heat
- Try not to pick a windy day like I managed to do!
- Chose a piece of furniture you can lift because you will have to tip it and tap off the embossing powder
Here is the finished item ‘in situ’. I used Primary Indigo to emboss.
Next I am going the do the piece on the other side of my bed which is a proper old bedside cabinet. I am thinking a repetitive pattern in silver could look stunning. Watch this space!