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Learning to Paint Furniture


Not much exciting here at the city house this weekend. We are continuing to get the house ready to put on the market so that means we are doing a ton of really boring stuff like redoing the caulk in the bathtub, replacing a torn screen, patching drywall in the garage, and cleaning the fireplace. All necessary stuff, but BORING. We did get out first thing in the morning to go to the Habitat for Humanity garage sale and a large neighborhood garage sale. More on that later, because I did make a purchase, and scored a fun curbside rescue that is going to make a great project piece. I also got started on the little sewing cabinet, but I don’t have it finished because my glaze and poly are at the Garagemahal.

Because I get asked several times a week how I learned to paint furniture and I know you really don’t care that we now have a new screen on the window, I figured now was a good time to share with you the tiny amount I know about painting furniture. When I get asked about painting furniture the answer is pretty simple. I make a lot of mistakes, I read a lot, I use You Tube I read blogs,and I make more mistakes.

First, I would direct you to Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine. I signed up for it at Lowe’s and I get the online version on my iPad.

I also check out books at the library from time to time, and we subscribe to Home Handyman magazine too.

I also recommend four e-books.

Three from Mandie at Altar’d Designs. She is an amazing local artist. Altar’d Design

Another e-book I recommend is from Jeff, a furniture restorer and all around great guy.
Facelift Furniture

They all offer great insight and information into what works. Both have their own approach.

I actually type in exactly what I am looking for on You Tube and usually find a video that answers my question.

I check out Pinterest all the time. Want to know how to distress furniture? Type it in the search box and this is what you get:

Here is one article I just read:

The bogs I recommend are All Things Thrifty, Sawdust Girl, Centsational Girl just to name a few.

Just jump in. Buy some garage sale or Goodwill furniture then take it on. If you hate it, donate it. If you love it, brag. Give it a try.

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