I woke up one morning ready to paint my kitchen cabinets. After talking about it for a year, I was ready. I was so excited. Then my husband suggested I wait until we paint the ceiling. Oh man! He was right. Plus, I knew I would be busing moving two girls to school in a few weeks.
But…. I really was in the mood to paint. I love painting (furniture, not pictures!) It’s how I relax. I’m fun, I know.
Then I remembered I’ve been wanting to paint this chest that sits in our upstairs hallway. I’m not of fan of orangy-wood.
Plus, Tristyn has needed a new chest in her room and this would be a perfect fit.
I’ve been painting furniture for years, but I finally tried a liquid sander/deglosser. Oh my! I don’t think I will ever sand again. It worked perfect.
This is how I painted this piece of furniture:
1. Apply liquid sander/deglosser. (I used Klein-Strip that I bought from Home Depot.) Just follow the directions on the bottle.
2. The furniture is sticky. Now, you are ready to add your primer. You will want to prime it within the hour of adding the liquid sander. I use Kilz primer. It’s my fav! You must wait for the primer to dry before you paint. My can says 24 hours.
3. After 24 hours, I painted 2 coats of white paint. I used a brush for the edges and a sponge roller for the flat areas. I love my sponge roller. It doesn’t leave brush strokes.
4. Once it was dry, I sanded the edges to rough it up a bit. If the edges are sanded, it doesn’t matter if someone runs into it with a vacuum, etc. It marks look like I added them on purpose.
That’s it. Easy peasy!
(White is much better than orangy-brown!)
One on my favorite things in her room is this new picture and frame! I love it.
I’ve been looking for her a headboard, too. We found this one at an antique shop for $20. Score!
I love this little bird sitting on her shelf. She is my outdoors girl and loves all things nature!
I hope you enjoyed a little peak in her room. I’d show you the rest, but it’s covered in Legos!
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