If you want an easy, cost-effective and creative way to create furniture that fits in with the style you want for your home, this post is just right for you. It is a great time to find pieces of furniture at thrift stores, garage sales & estate sales, with the warm weather starting to stick around. I purchased this dresser from a Dallas thrift store, and although the process was time consuming, it was very easy to change the look to match my “white and wood grain” theme. Here’s what you do…
• desired piece of furniture
• paint or stain
• sand paper/ block/ sander
• tack cloth
1. Find an old piece of furniture
Thrift it, get it from a garage sale, ask your granny for that old piece that you admire…
2. Remove any hardware
If you plan to keep the hardware (, store it in a safe place – all together so that you can put it back on when you complete your project. If not, choose some new hardware and donate the old to a thrift store!
3. Sand the furniture
Even if you are applying a similar color on top, sand the furniture down a little. This gets rid of natural build up that occurs over time and give you a fresh surface to start with.
4. Use tack cloth to remove sanded particles
Using the tack cloth removes the little grains that would otherwise make your new paint job shoddy.
5. Apply your new paint or stain
Follow the instructions on the paint/stain that you purchase to achieve the best result.
6. Put hardware back on your furniture
Have you revamped any random furniture before? How did it turn out? Let me know below.