Miranda has been along to a couple of my furniture painting workshops now, and one of her creations is this gorgeous little bedside.
I think you'll agree that it looks nothing like it originally did and has come up beautifully in Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint in Jet & White.
Projects like this are so quick and easy!
Simply take it apart to paint it, apply 2-3 coats depending on how you are applying it and you're done. With no preparation required, other than sanding any loose paint or varnish, she went straight ahead and painted over the piece. After leaving it to cure for 7 days before putting it back together, she has a bedside cabinet that looks amazing.
Here are some things to watch for:
1. Be aware that you may have trouble closing drawers if your paint is too thick. To fix this, simply sand them back a little and apply a thin coat. If they stick, use candle wax to help them slide easily.
2. If you use your piece (or put it back together) before the curing time of 7 days, your piece may chip or scratch easily.
3. You can create custom colours too, and we have a colour mixing tutorial that is part of Furniture Paint 101.
4. Always think about the colour of the room your piece is going into to see what will tone in the best.
Great job Miranda, this looks awesome!
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