How To Paint Bedroom Furniture

How To Paint Bedroom Furniture

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How To Paint Bedroom Furniture

How to Lighten Dark Bedroom Furniture with Paint Dark, outdated furniture gets a facelift with a dry-brushing technique. How to Paint Wood Furniture With an Aged Look See how to strip paint off an old chair and then repaint it with an aged-patina look. Decorative Paint Technique: Distressing Instructions Distressing is the modern approach to creating a timeless treasure. How to Distress Furniture Learn how to give a piece of wood furniture an antique look. How to Paint and Stencil an Old Wood Table A dated coffee table with a worn-out finish is transformed into an exciting focal point. How to Paint a Nautical-Style Dresser Using two shades of paint and a roll of sisal rope, transform a humdrum wood dresser into a cottage-style dresser. How to Stain Wood Furniture Learn expert advice on basic steps for staining — a simple and inexpensive way to update wood furniture. How to Apply a Negoro Nuri Painting Technique Turn a secretary desk into a stunning piece of furniture by using a painting technique called Negoro Nuri. How to Paint a Trompe L’oeil Landscape on a Dresser Learn how to revive an old dresser by painting a colorful landscape design. How to Give Furniture An Antique Look Some people enjoy the challenge of taking an inexpensive piece of unfinished furniture and giving it some of the charm and character of a fine antique.
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How To Paint Bedroom Furniture

Last week some friends were moving and they gave me a bunch of furniture from their basement. It was some pretty dated stuff, but I knew I could up update with paint. The pieces were laminate, which usually isn’t ideal, but I get tons of questions about how to paint laminate furniture, and I knew this would be a great chance to talk about it. So, here we go. This is how to paint laminate furniture. I paint the majority of my real wood pieces this way, too, so it really works for just about any sort of wood furniture.
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How To Paint Bedroom Furniture

1 Of 17 White ConsoleSmall elements add drama to a room. Ron Woodson and Jaime Rummerfield painted this foyer wall a serene sage green to highlight the lovely off-white Sunset mirror and an Asian-inspired console. For an extra touch of glamour, a vintage parlor chair was added. Pictured, Sherwin-Williams’s Hazel 6471. 2 Of 17 Super White and Little Angel”Dorothy Draper had no qualms about painting a 17th-century chair white — always a white white, never a creamy white. Her attitude was: I’ll make antiques work for me. I’d paint a big armoire white, with yellow trim, and display blue-and-white porcelain against the yellow side.” -Carleton Varney Pictured, Super White Interior Room (top) and Little Angel 318 (bottom) both by Benjamin Moore.Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 17 Autumn Crocus”This is a soft, muted lavender with a bit of blue in it. I’d put it on a reproduction Louis XVI chair, in high gloss, because that’s what makes it modern, and I’d find a fabric for it in exactly the same shade — shiny, like a cotton chintz or vinyl.” -Bruce Bierman Pictured, Pratt & Lambert’s Autumn Crocus 1141. 4 Of 17 DKC-10″I have a big, hugely functional Georgian Revival lawyer’s desk in tired dry mahogany. I painted it this pale gray-green in an oil-base stain finish, cleanable, very calm, but not so pale that it dies. The gimmick is the old-fashioned desk in an unexpected color. It catches light and makes for a more interesting surface.” -Carey Maloney Pictured, Donald Kaufman Color Collection’s DKC-10.Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 17 Red ChairIt’s not a real Chippendale chair, but who cares when it’s painted such a delicious red? Ruthie Summers used Relay Red from Ralph Lauren Paint. Farrow & Ball’s Green Ground 206 on the walls is the perfect complement. 6 Of 17 Relay Red”I found this chair in Florida on the Dixie Highway and fell in love with the high fretwork back. In brown it looked dreary, so I painted it pomegranate red. It turned out so well I’m going to reproduce it.” -Ruthie Summers Pictured, Ralph Lauren Paint’s Relay Red IB11.Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 17 Slate and Oyster White”Find a piece that has good lines and trick it up. I’ve taken a plain pine chest of drawers from a junk shop and done a simple, cottagey finish with milk paint. Start with a base in Swedish blue-gray and lightly brush over it with white, pulling back with steel wool in spots to reveal more color.” -Brian McCarthy Pictured, Slate (top) and Oyster White (bottom), both by Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. 8 Of 17 A Dramatic Secretary”I designed that secretary a few years ago for myself, and now it’s part of our furniture line. We lacquered it in Heritage Red to add a bit of drama. I just thought red would be the perfect color against that blue. The blue becomes bluer when you see red against it; the red becomes redder.” -Christopher Maya Pictured, Pratt & Lambert’s Blueberry Myrtille 1208-3.Advertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 17 Blueberry MyrtilleThe blue color chosen by designer Christopher Maya. 10 Of 17 Essex Green”Unless you have beautiful antique wicker with the original stain, you have to paint it, and Essex Green just looks right. It’s rich and dark, as dark as you can go and still come off as green, and it works with any fabric. It’s instant class, elegant, uncontrived.” -William Diamond Pictured, Benjamin Moore’s Essex Green Exterior Room.
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How To Paint Bedroom Furniture

The reason you should prime your laminate furniture first before painting is simple. Laminate has a shiny finish and if you just try to paint directly on it, the paint will not adhere well and you’ll visibly see the paint bubble up as soon as you apply it. I’ve made this mistake before, and it’s a sad moment. The solution is primer. Primer will adhere to the laminate, and it will create a surface that your paint can adhere to. It will keep your paint from scratching or peeling off, it will cover up the wood stain, and it will even cover up that musty smell old furniture tends to have. Basically, primer is awesome.
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How To Paint Bedroom Furniture

JessicaMay 1, 2014 at 2:42 PMI'm so excited about this post!! When I got married 9 years ago, the furniture my mom surprised me with in high school came with me. I never liked the furniture, but it was a lovely gesture and I've never had the heart (or money) to part with it. We're moving at the end of the summer and I've dreamed of a new bedroom suite in the new house. Money-wise, that just might not happen. You've inspired me to paint this furniture and make it new for our new space! Thank you!We were going to put it in my 5 year old daughter's room whenever we got new furniture. I'm excited to maybe even paint it purple for her.ReplyDelete
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How To Paint Bedroom Furniture

I'm so excited about this post!! When I got married 9 years ago, the furniture my mom surprised me with in high school came with me. I never liked the furniture, but it was a lovely gesture and I've never had the heart (or money) to part with it. We're moving at the end of the summer and I've dreamed of a new bedroom suite in the new house. Money-wise, that just might not happen. You've inspired me to paint this furniture and make it new for our new space! Thank you!We were going to put it in my 5 year old daughter's room whenever we got new furniture. I'm excited to maybe even paint it purple for her.
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How To Paint Bedroom Furniture

Once you allow your primer to dry (You probably only need to wait a couple hours, but I let it dry overnight.), it’s time to paint the dresser. I was able to do the entire dresser with one small $3 sample of Behr flat paint in Marina Isle. It’s one of my favorite paint colors. It looks amazing on furniture and is the perfect little aqua. To apply the paint you’ll need an angled paintbrush and a small foam roller. I use the angled paintbrush to get into all the crevices and corners, and then I smooth everything with the small foam roller as I go, getting rid of any brushmarks. This will give you a flawless, factory-like, smooth finish. I did 2 coats, allowing it to fully dry between coats.