Use Fusion Products To Create Texture And Bling On Furniture

{This post is sponsored by Fusion Mineral Paint. They graciously allow me to create projects with their amazing products. The content and ideas are my own.}

Here’s How I Used Fusion Products To Create Texture And Bling On My Bland Brown Table

Table painted with Fusion Mineral PaintI just know you have a bland, boring, brown something in the attic you are dying to make gorgeous. Right? I did too. I discovered this lovely table that was perfect. Well, almost perfect. It. Was. Ugly. Leather top and all.

Although I have played quite a lot with Fusion Mineral Paint and products, this was my first complete project where I got to brainstorm a new look for this piece, and use several fun paint colors and stencils.

One goal was to make it blend perfectly into our living room that already has various shades of soft greens and grey walls. I went simple and a bit sassy.

Table painted with Fusion Mineral Paint

How did I do it?

First, a good cleaning of course. Then a base coat of Fusion Colour Blocker to make an easy and inexpensive transition from dark brown to lighter colours. Then a coat of Sterling overall. (See the Fusion Color chart here.) At that point I could begin to decide what to do.

Do you always hear people saying “the piece speaks to me”? Yes, the same thing goes for me when I am trying to make color decisions.

Green was a no-brainer for me. But I did not have the perfect green in my paint color stash. So, I got creative and played with mixing some Fusion Aubusson color, which is a soft yellow, with Ceramic, which is a very blue green. I really like the color I made, using about 2 parts Aubusson to 1 part Ceramic.

After painting my jazzy green apple color mix, I moved on to the curved side.

I used a color shaper tool to push Fusion Pearl Embossing Paste through this stencil pattern that happened to be the perfect size.

Table painted with Fusion Mineral Paint

I did cut the sides of the stencil in order to go all the way around the table without having to wait for the paste to dry.

Then, in a fit of “another great idea” I used some Pearl Tinting Kit right out of the bottle to stencil the same design on the drawer sides. (Although the term tinting kit makes the product seem complicated, it is just a highly pigmented acrylic metallic paint. It can be used from the bottle or mixed with other Fusion products. How cool!)

Table painted with Fusion Mineral Paint

So speaking of the drawer, I am a paint-the-inside kind of person. While paint was drying on the main piece, I painted two coats of Ceramic inside for a happy pop of surprise color. Love. That lead to another idea. So I stenciled the French postage stamp using the Silver metallic Tint Kit.

Table painted with Fusion Mineral Paint

Then the Silver Tinting Kit to painting the drawer hardware and the little feet.

Fusion Mineral Paint table project

At that point the top began looking plain. Seriously. So I stenciled the Fusion French script with more Pearl metallic.

Fusion Mineral Paint table project

Then I applied a quick and easy coat of hand-waxed and buffed Beeswax Finish for protection and a lovely sheen.

Then I applied a quick and easy coat of hand-waxed and buffed Beeswax Finish for protection and a lovely sheen.

Wow. What do you think?

Did I stop? No. I painted the bottoms of the succulent pots with the Gold Tinting Kit. Eeekkkkk!

Then I applied a quick and easy coat of hand-waxed and buffed Beeswax Finish for protection and a lovely sheen.

The toughest part about a project like this is knowing when to stop. So I did.

Lacey Jane, my kitty assistant, agreed. Time for a nap. For both of us.

Then I applied a quick and easy coat of hand-waxed and buffed Beeswax Finish for protection and a lovely sheen.

Let us know what you think of this upcycled table. What are you painting? Do you have questions on these or any of our other products?

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6 thoughts on “Use Fusion Products To Create Texture And Bling On Furniture

  1. Can you tell me where I can buy the Fusion French Script stencil you used on the bland brow table? I looked under the Fusion products and saw the Funky Junk stencils but there were no script ones? I love how the table turned out and the variety of techniques and products you used. Thank you.

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