On today’s blog I thought I would go through step by step how to paint a piece of furniture. This is something I really love to do! However, getting the piece of furniture ready for painting is another story and I can’t say I love the prep works that goes into this. But I do have an amazing husband who does an amazing job prepping the furniture for me! He actually likes it! Go team!
So I am going to share with you the process of taking two already used stools and giving them a facelift into something much different!
|Old stool about to get a facelift.|
Step One: Sand the surface with fine grit sandpaper.
Step Two: Spray the surface with spray paint. I like to use spray paint that is self priming as well, and it is better than brushing as you won’t get brushstrokes to deal with. I find you get a much smoother finish. Just keep in mind to use light coats, and you’ll have to do at least 3-5 coats for good coverage.
Step Three: Pick my colours! I use acrylic paints because they are durable and will last well. I needed to do multiple coats of each colour so that it didn’t appear streaky.
Step Four: I then begin to doodle on my stools. Sometimes I plan something out in advance, but things seem to be better proportioned for me when I just use my stool as a blank canvas and begin doodling with my black paint pen.
Step Six: I then seal the whole piece with Varathane.
I should mention that it isn’t me that does this, but my very particular husband Steve! Where I am weak, he is strong and vice versa!
|Again more than one coat is needed. Please allow drying time.|
And Voila! There you have it. Two totally transformed stools!
|And voila! Two totally transformed stools.|
Most important step: have FUN! Is there a piece of furniture in your home that is calling out for a facelift? Go for it and enjoy the process!
Brought to you by Tricia Preston’s Funtastical Studios.