Furniture old paint updating

Modernize chairs with traditional cane detail using metallic paint.

First, remove the existing finish with a fine-grit sanding block. Last, apply a metallic finish coat of spray paint in semigloss or gloss finish.

Waxed finishes are great for maintaining the natural, organic features of rustic furniture while also ensuring durability.

First, a wash of paint or stain is applied to the wood.

Aside from the decision to paint the bookcases, I also needed to make a few updates so they would last a few more years – I’ll get to more on that later in the post. To begin, I gave each bookcase a good sanding with my orbital sander (), but at the same time it was important to get them ‘roughed-up’ so the paint would absorb into the surface.

Before starting the process of painting the laminate, I did a little research on the process and the first article I saw was Lindsay’s post when she transformed her TV cabinet. Then the next key step was to prime all the surfaces.

Spice up dressers, consoles and cabinets with graphic impact and bold color by first painting the entire piece a solid color, then applying a hand-painted pattern to the inset portion of paneled door fronts.

Designate storage space and add graphic punch with his-and-hers silhouette cut-outs added to cabinets or vanities.

Keep your outdoor furniture in top shape with these tips.

Last week some friends were moving and they gave me a bunch of furniture from their basement.

It was some pretty dated stuff, but I knew I could up update with paint.

Already dealing with worn wood, crusty cushions or rust-marred metal?

No worries — we’ve got pointers for repairing not-so-pristine pieces, too.

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