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Feb 7, 2013

Beam it up

BEAM IT UP – A humdrum kitchen hub is jettisoned into the 21st century with a quirky paint effect that uses trompe l’oeil and ultra-trendy colour-blocking.

Product credits for main photo:
Black pendant light, Loft Living. Chairs and stool, Chair Crazy. Radio, i-Fi. Yellow tea towels, bowls and coffee cups, Country Road at Woolworths. Tea pot and jug, Entrepo. Yellow egg cups, Boardmans. Skyline hooks, Abode. Blackstriped tea towel, O.live.

GET THE LOOK STEP 1 Darken the room or switch off the light at nighttime. Ask a trusty aid to aim a torch downwards from the position of your overhead light. STEP 2 Trace the outlines of the spotlight with your laser level beam – including the outlines of the light that falls across the furniture – then mask off the outside edges of the spotlight. STEP 3 Use the Hamilton’s polypile roller and paintbrush to fill in the spotlight beam shape with two coats of Plascon Double Velvet Golden Daffodil, allowing drying time between coats. Remove the masking tape.

Product credits for detail picture with eggs:
Plate and tea towel, Country Road at Woolworths. Black spatula and yellow tea pot, Entrepo. Yellow cups, Imagenius. Chicken-shaped bowl, Abode. All other items, stylist’s own.

WHAT DO I NEED? PAINT Plascon Double Velvet Golden Daffodil (Y3-A1-1). OTHER Torch, a friend or someone to assist, tripod-mounted laser level, masking tape, drop sheet, Hamilton’s paintbrush, Hamilton’s Polypile roller. LIGHTBEAM Time needed: full day   PAINT TIP: FIT TO DROP. If you’re a DIY painting fi end, it’s worth investing in a canvas drop cloth. It’s durable, rip- and puncture-resistant and absorbs paint drips – unlike plastic drop sheets that can be slippery when wet.

CREDITS: Photography: Micky Hoyle, Production: Liezel Norval-Kruger, Words: Annette Klinger

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