Monday, April 9, 2012

Furniture Facelift

Five Dollars at local Church Resale Shop...

Plastic drawer fronts and gum was included as an extra bonus - Gross!

I liked the French Provincial 70's era look to the night stand.
This night stand became my spring break project.

Zinsser odorless oil based primer is a lifesaver. No sanding. This was necessary to use to get the paint to stick to the plastic drawer fronts.

Corrugated cardboard used for shelves between the drawers..really???

I chose Island Infinity as the base coat color. The store clerk insisted I use flat latex wall paint since I was going to do a treatment over it anyway. It was cheaper.

I thought I still had some leftover glaze from painting my dining room set, but I must have been mistaken. I couldn't find it anywhere.

I was in such a hurry to see the end product that I just used black acrylic craft paint in some water and did a black wash over the piece. I immediately wiped it with a wet rag to get desired aging effect.
I then applied 2 coats of wipe-on poly varnish. That stuff is amazingly easy to use. I used an old t-shirt to apply first coat, waited 3 hours and then applied the second coat. TA DAaaa!

It looks so much better now. I am loving it. I have a picture frame, shelf, and magazine rack that is going to get the same treatment.

My sister and a friend suggested that I leave the handles as they were. They just got a good scrubbing. It is cool how the original golden paint is settled in the cracks and crevices of the handles.

And I finally got a new patio. Pictures to come soon.