I have been eager to use one of the IOD Transfers I purchased about 6 months ago and have been looking for the perfect piece of furniture, I finally found this cute armoire in one of my local charity shops. When I first saw it I was in a rush but managed to get back to the shop a couple of days later - hoping it would still be there, I was delighted, not only was it still there, but it had been reduced by £15!
I scrubbed it thoroughly with a scourer and sugar soap, once it was dry I lightly scuffed the shiny surface with medium grit sand paper. I decided on Fusion Mineral Paint - Cathedral Taupe, a lovely neutral beigey taupe colour. I used a wax block around the edges and then gave it two coats of paint which covered the dark wood perfectly. Once the 2nd coat was dry I used a fine sanding sponge to rub back the paint on the edges, where I had used the wax block the paint easily rubbed away to reveal the wood underneath giving a nice distressed appearance.