My living room is one of the rooms that evolved drastically from when we first moved one. Originally I painted the walls chocolate brown and did accents of white, blue and orange. That lasted maybe 2 years.
Our dining room sat empty for months. Okay maybe it was empty for just a handful of weeks and then we couldn’t take it anymore and put in a folding table and plastic outdoor chairs, but in my mind that was still empty.
On the main floor of our house we have a Florida room. Being that it’s a Florida room it is a considered a 3 season room, because there is no heat in the room. The previous owners used it as an indoor patio with outdoor furniture and it looked like this when we moved in.
Fall is the perfect season to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard! It’s that time of year when outdoor furniture is still outside and it gets dark earlier than the summer which means your little kiddos can enjoy the movie night as well. It’s so nice to transform your backyard with cozy blankets, […]
Can you believe it’s already November? Before we know it Thanks No. 1 Modern bar cart with patterned sides that looks great as is, but would also look amazing painted a pop of color! Plus it’s only $157. No. 2 This lucite bar cart is a personal favorite of mine. Look at those chic lines! […]
For the longest time our backyard was mainly just grass and a little small area where we laid down some pavers so that we could set out a little plastic table/chairs during the summer. Not exactly ideal for entertaining. For the past couple of years we have wanted to build a deck and enjoy the […]
What a fantastic primer on painting furniture. It’s all in the preparation. I love that you sanded so much, i bet those drawers look just as great up close as the do in the pics. I’m going to link over to this in my post today!
thank you for the step by step instructions. she is a lucky girl to have such a great new room! can you tell us where you found the brand of spray paint you used.
I found the spraypaint at Blick. I link to it in the spraypainting post. Hope that helps. It’s mainly found in art stores not home improvement stores.
Thanks for laying out all of the steps- I so would just srapy, dry, spray again so clearly, I need some instruction on spray painting. The finished desk looks fabulous.
you rule but where was this post last summer wen I was destroying many a piece of furniture. Oh well, saving it for future endeavors!
wonderful step by step instructions. i like that chair. lovely greetings
Thank you for these instructions!
Looks fabulous, but one question. Are the handles still usable? I have been wanting to spray paint handles on a dresser I have, but have been concerned that I will botch it up and they will be stuck in one position and not be usable.
The handles were still usable. We hung the handles on our laundry line. Having them dangle from the pull was great. We were able to get great coverage from all angles. Just let them set/dry and they should be good to use. I’ve done this in past and sometimes chipping occurs, but it’s normally not a lot or noticeable.
Our handles were a really weird size and they would have needed custom pulls if we wanted to switch them up and that wasn’t an option so we sprayed them the same color as the drawer to have them disappear.
Brilliant! Thanks so much for replying! You are totally inspiring me to muster the courage and go ahead and spray paint the handles on my vintage dresser! Love your blog!! xx Danielle
Off to buy myself some spray paint…how gorgeous is that desk!?!
The desk is gorgeous! The step by step instructions are much appreciated. Where do you spray paint in the winter?
In the winter we spraypaint in our shop. Our basement is finished and has a man den, laundry room and shop full of tools, our heating tank, and a work station. We had a drop cloth on the floor and then hung up a drop cloth from the clothing line that is also in the shop to prevent it from spraying everywhere. It seemed to work out really well for us.
We made sure to open up some windows and used an odorless primer, but which helped a lot. It’s not totally odor free, but better than most sprays.
So much work but well worth it. Looks fantastic and the colors are awesome!
This looks amazing! Thanks for the detailed instructions, and thanks for popping back in to answer questions!
Thanks so much for the detailed instructions!! SO helpful!
Would you mind sharing why you opted for the spray paint, rather than the new cool compressor you have? I’d love to hear why! (Also, I’m just envying your compressor and trying to find ways to justify getting one, especially since I think I could convince my husband since it falls into the “tool” category and he already has a compressor ;)! )
I love the compressor, but it’s on the large size and in the garage that was covered with snow. So it was just easier to use the spray-paint. I do love the compressor. So easy to use and provides great coverage and dries fast. Only downside is the clean up afterwards.
Thanks so much!! Great to know! I think I will try to work on this purchase when we get to spring.
I’m getting ready to start painting a loft bed (twin), and although your instructions seem to guarantee a perfect finish, I’m worried how many cans of pain I may need. How many cans did it take it finish the dresser?
It took cans for the white and one can of the pink.
Love the painted furniture. Do you use semi gloss or satin? Thanks
I tend to use semi-gloss. I like my pieces to be as shiny as I can get them. I just want to lacquer everything!
Do you need to do several coats of Krylon Crystal Clear? Or does one coat get it covered enough?
We just did one and it worked really well.
Could you tell me the name and brand of the colour you used for the drawers? I am planning on painting a dresser white with coloured drawers but just can’t settle on the “perfect” colour!
Nice job there! I only wonder if you use a spray gun or a spray can. Which could be money saver of the two?
I have a couple of automotive spray guns and two small compressors and one larger (five hp single stage). I’m doing some little wood projects, furniture type stuff, and do not want to get out these spray guns for such. That would be overkill and they probably are not the best tools for the application anyway. Can you recommend some good spray guns for wood furniture paint finishing?
I had a question, I spray painted a wooden nightstand recently and I wanted more of a smooth/shiny/glossy finish. I did buy a sealer, but that did not work. Would you suggest painting on a sealer, if so what kind. Also, the primer I used kept on leaving a white residue, any suggestions on what I was doing wrong or a brand that wont leave that on the furniture?
I use wipe on poly in high gloss. It’s available at Home Depot. I use Kilz as a primer and have never had an issue with residue. They have it in a spraypaint version and that’s normally what I use.