Unfortunately I remembered to take a 'Before' picture after I'd primed it. Smh! Luckily, you can see the side table below in the photo of my shop. It's very nice but kind of on the boring side. You barely even notice it with all the colorful pieces of furniture surrounding it.
We all have pieces in our home that at some point will need updating. Paint is a super easy way to update wood instantly! Here's what you'll need to get started:
I placed the side table outside on a drop cloth, put on my respirator mask and got to priming with Kilz Original Sealer & Primer. I chose to use the spray paint because of the intricate detailing on the table. The spray paint was able to get into all the nooks and crannies. The furniture will need 1-2 coats of primer. With Kilz you rarely need to sand but if your furniture has a lot of nicks and scratches, I would sand it with a smooth paper to even it out before priming.
Next I used a brush to add Martha Stewart's Interior Latex Paint in Semi-Gloss in a blue-grey paint color. On more detailed pieces of furniture like this, it will be difficult to even out the paint with a brush but the glaze comes next and that will cover most of the imperfections. So don't stress, just keep painting! This will need 1-2 coats depending on the paint color you choose.
Next is the fun part!! The GLAZE!! I love Behr's Faux Glaze, a pint will last you forever. I got the great tip to have the hardware store add black paint to the glaze from allthingsthrifty.com The darker the glaze, the better the look. Apply the black glaze with a brush and wipe off the excess with a cloth rag. The glaze will stay in the nooks and crannies giving your piece an antique look.
If that's not a makeover then I don't know what is! The paint job totally updated the piece and now it stands out from the crowd!
I hope these tips help you with your home makeovers. Feel free to ask questions and send me pics of your DIY projects. I'm here to help. Happy Painting!
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