Hello lovely Friends! I get a LOT of questions about painting furniture. I am always more than happy to answer any questions that come my way, but I thought it was time I put together one helpful post sharing the start-to-finish process of what I do when painting a piece of furniture. That way I can refer any questions to the post, and it can easily be pinned for future reference.
I had plans to share that today, but as I was editing photos (I took a ton of pics!), I realized I had way too many photos to share the process and the pretty after photos for one post. So today I am sharing the before and afters, and in my next post, I’ll share the complete step-by-step.
For my model for the big tutorial, I chose this gorgeous dresser I found at a yard sale a couple of weekends ago for get this…$40!!!
Here she is as I found her:
She had a few scratches and dings here and there and was missing a handle, but overall she was in great shape.
*Disclaimer* This post may not be appropriate for anyone opposed to painting perfectly good wood, so turn back now or look away…far far away.
Ok the rest of you…here ya go!
Ain’t she perty? This style was perfect for a simple shabby chic makeover. I also kept it simple for my tutorial.
Since there was a handle missing, I decided to fill in the holes at the very top and add these pretty glass knobs I found at TJ Maxx:
The rest are the pretty originals. They all got a couple of coats of Rustoleum’s heirloom white spray paint and a little sanding.
If I were as artsy as my friend Nancy at Artsy Chick’s Rule, I could have made my own replacement. (See how she worked her magic to make a matching handle from clay here.)
I love how the glass knobs add a bit of sparkle and femininity though.
I love the lines on pieces like this, perfect for this style of makeover.
This also came with a mirror, but it was a huge rectangle and definitely didn’t match the pretty curves of this dresser.
My favorite might be the drawers…I couldn’t find enough of any one paper at Michaels to line the drawers, so I chose three!
A little close up of my beloved hydrangeas…they have turned this beautiful green and blue mix…
Sometimes my favorite makeovers are the simplest ones.
I’ll be back very soon with a complete step-by-step on how I painted this lovely piece!
UPDATE: Check out how it out now:
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