Turn a traditional piece into a contemporary work of art by splashing out and breaking the rules of painting.
Look for a three-door sideboard for this two-tone paint effect so it can be broken into thirds, leaving enough room for the spatter effect to make an impact.
A natural break is best, like the edge of a cupboard, but a line through a door works if it’s straight and sharp.
TIP For more visual impact, use white knobs on the black side and vice versa.
To ensure the drawers and doors can be easily reopened, poke the screw end of each knob through the its hole immediately after painting.
Adding layers of paint reduces the space between edges, causing drawers and doors to stick.
To make sure everything opens and closes freely, rub candle wax over all the edges before replacing hinges, doors and knobs.
TIP Practice the spatter technique on a large sheet of cardboard first to see how the paint falls.