Tried and true techniques for repairing, priming, and painting an old hand-me-down, a lucky Craigslist find, or a thrift store score.
Repaint and Makeover Your Furniture the Easy Way - SohoSonnet Creative Living
I love the look of soft lace spray painted on repainted furniture! Makes it entirely new. thelongestyear.ty...
Great information about the best paints for repainting furniture. She tells you what paint to use for which finish.
Clean Your Outdoor Plastic Patio Furniture in Less Than 2 Minutes>>I've tried this and it takes the finish off the furniture...Do Not do this unless you w ant to re-paint your furniture!
Don't reupholster, repaint! Step-by-step instructions on how to paint upholstery if the furniture is in great shape, just not your color scheme. This is a good idea.
Ruler Tabletop, pt 1 Try to get a variety of colors, but be sure they're all the same thickness. (For a 19- by 17-inch table, you'll need about 16 yardsticks.) Step 1: To figure out how best to align sticks, create a template of the tabletop by tracing it onto a sheet of paper. Arrange rulers on the template, marking where you'll need to cut so they fit width and length of table.
Recycled Craft idea .. for a RULER TABLE TOP! This is brilliant! I completely ruined a little table top in my bathroom, by knocking over a bottle of nail varnish remover. I rubbed it down and re-painted it - but I could see this working and giving an added interest to a piece of furniture! Love it.
Great tips on painting furniture and other project ideas...have a few pieces I may attempt this on!
I love re-purposing armoires and entertainment centers. They are real workhorses of home storage. This piece is great as a laundry room organizer--this is one room where open storage really makes the most sense, even if you're not as neat as the photo. Designate a pretty bin for each family member's clothes, install a bar, hooks, or tension wires for line-dry items, and paint the whole system a happy color to make doing laundry more fun. The laundry room is the perfect space to try bold color!
An Entertaining Laundry Station- what a great way to revamp that old entertainment center. Think twice before getting rid of your old furniture. Repaint, repurpose if you are getting rid of it to make room you can always use it in the garage. Who doesn't need extra storage?
Apparently I can repaint furniture without sanding if I use the BullsEye primer/sealer, which is supposed to stick to anything, and then do a couple coats of paint. The primer/sealer can be tinted, so if I'm going with a dark color, I'll tint it first before applying.
Krylon’s Dual spray paint (a combination primer and paint in one) used to repaint a wicker chair.
DIY nursery furniture. I found this old, real wood dresser and chest of drawers at the flea market for cheap and just repainted them. I sanded rough spots to smooth it out but then used sander deglosser from Home Depot to help keep the paint from peeling. It is cheap and so much easier than sanding.
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