We bought our furniture about 15 years ago. It's made of pine by Broyhill so it's decent furniture...but it had an orange colored stain on it....yuck! We really didn't want to spend the money on new. We are cheap like that..hate to spend money on furniture would much rather take the kids to Disney. :)
Here are the before & after pictures...
First I gave all the pieces a good cleaning. Good thing I did that first...can you see the layer of dust on my dresser...gross!!! Then I primed all the furniture using Zinnser cover stain. I used a foam roller & 2 inch angled brush to apply the primer. I also added Penetrol to the primer. I did not want to have to sand all that furniture so I found that if I used this primer I could skip that labor intensive step.
I applied two coats of primer and lightly sanded between each coat.
I also decided to refinish the hardware or "wood knobs". After pricing new hardware I decided it wasn't very "Cents-able". So I found spray paint that was suppose to resemble metal. I gave each knob a nice coat of primer then sprayed them with Rustoleum Hammered.
This is how the spray painted wood knobs look back on the painted furniture.
There you have it...how I refinished our furniture. I won't lie to you...it took lots of time. The painting was time consuming...all those drawers. And I had to wait at least overnight between each coat of primer & each coat of paint. Oil paint takes a LONG time to dry. I may try latex paint on my next project. But honestly we couldn't be happier with the results. And just because I love before & after pictures here they are again.
I'll post the "how-to" on the wall treatment this week...I promise! Hope you come back & take a look at that!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
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