I came across Fusion Mineral paint on Instagram a few months ago. Their paint sounded great: not only is it non toxic and eco friendly with virtually zero VOC but it is formulated with a built in top coat so you don’t need to use a top coat or wax. Sold! So I got in touch with them and they kindly sent me some paint to try. It’s always a bit tricky to find furniture to match paint you already have but when I saw this TV bench on my local free Facebook group, I could picture it painted Aubusson (one of the colours they had sent me).
Here it is cleaned and ready to be sanded in my garden. I have a Tacklife detail sander which is perfect for furniture sanding.
The good luck paint fairies were on my side and I had 3 sunny days in a row so I was able to paint outside. It did take me 3 coats but then I was going from wood to colour. And no top coat needed!
Here’s the end result!
I changed the handles for brass cups and styled it as a low toy storage unit as people don’t have TV units like this anymore.
Aubusson is a slightly green pastel yellow. For more colours, check out the Fusion website.
Small print: The paint used in this post was kindly gifted by Fusion Mineral Paint UK.