A fun fun fun DIY before & after furniture refinishing project I took on this fall. I really love to re-finish furniture, to me it’s like cooking a meal, it just seems to flow and come together sometimes in ways that were not originally planned.
Below is a before picture of a guest room that was dated and dark, the secretary was tucked in the corner. It had already gone through one refinishing job from it’s original dark stain to “shabby chic”. Because the piece is old the measurements are not what we use now, the book shelf height and depth are short and narrow, so to have the piece function for the space, I took it apart removing the doors, the broken pediment at the top and the apron at the bottom to streamline it a bit. The drawer fronts had been hand painted and it was tough to sand it down, so I decided to have my local glass company, Doylestown Glass, install mirror on the front of the drawers. I kept the original hardware and reinstalled it after the mirror fronts went on.
My furniture refinishing project outlined!
The paint colors I used were a very very pale gray on the outside Big Chill in a satin finish from Sherwin-Williams and some left over white in the inside Super White from Benjamin Moore. All in all the project cost me less than $100 and a little bit of time.
My Tip~ My tip for a smooth paint job – in a container, add some paint then dilute it with water to thin it out, this way you will not see brush strokes.
Wall Color: Soleil AF-330 from Benjamin Moore Affinity Collection
Window Treatments: Pottery Barn, Linen sheer draperies
Window Hardware: Intentional Designs, Inc.
So, thanks for stopping in! ~ Nancy
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