6/14/2013

Spray Painting Some Furniture

I've been wanting to paint this desk (bought at a garage sale for $5) for a long time, especially since I switched out my white couch cover for a dark brown one (brown is SO much more practical when you have kids).  However, now that the couch is so dark, I don't like the idea of having brown accent furniture.  So, I figured it was time to bite the bullet and paint the old thing.


The kids had to help - of course.  ;)

 


I used Valspar paint and primer in one - white with a satin finish.  I didn't even have to sand the furniture.  I just wiped off the dust and started spraying.  Quick and easy!  Hope it lasts...  ;)


After using 2 cans of white (I should have bought 3 because it needed more) and one can of clear coat to cover it, here's the completed project! 


I also painted a metal paper holder (?) thing that I found at a garage sale for $1.  It was plain gray in color, so I sprayed it with some left over aqua spray paint and sanded down the edges. 
I'm so happy with it!  It's storing curriculum in my living room.



The knobs are from World Market.


 We're happy with the results!


BEFORE
AFTER!!!


12 comments:

Blissful Blooms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness!! Love it all!!!! You did such a great job!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It looks great Heidi! So cute! And I wonder if the metal thing could have been used to hold time cards "back in the olden days"? hehe It looks like there are places for name cards on each side below the slots. Just a guess anyway. :-)

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Jennifer
Thanks! Not sure exactly what it was for, but it was sold by a man who has a tile shop and there was a taped paper on the bottom that said something about orders...I think. Looks like it could have held tiles for counter tops or something. I should have asked him!

The Mrs. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This post is so timely for me!!! I have a vanity I was planning to work on painting today!!! Your desk looks super!!!

Cristina Mcvay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great works to spray painting some furniture. It's seems like a great review i have ever seen. Thanks for sharing.

Roslyn M. Spence said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your kids so cute :D. When my son grow up, I'll teach them as you!

Frankly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice tips. I like wood working so much and I offten make some simple things for my family. But I'm not good at painting. So I didn't paint anything.

Maynard said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your kids look like they are having fun. Is good to have projects like these that bring the whole family together. BTW your desk looks awesome!

Richard Leverette said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nonetheless, given that the particular lounger is indeed dim, My partner and i dislike thinking about possessing brownish emphasize home furniture. Thus, My partner and i decided it absolutely was time and energy to nip the particular round and also color the particular outdated factor.

ricardo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your table looks so cute. I love it. I will make it for my kids. Thanks for sharing.

Hannah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nice post. I was looking like this. Really it is very useful and informative post. Thanks for sharing. Thanks again!

Tom Bradly said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It is nice when kids start to help out around the house. There will come a point when they don't want anything to do with these things anymore anyway.

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