In all my years of giving old pieces of furniture a lovely makeover, I’ve come to find that there are some techniques that work better than others. I’ve decided to share the top 5 methods that I have found actually work and they range from beginner to expert.
1. Spray Painting
As long as it is done right spray painting can really be a quick and easy way to paint your furniture pieces, and is probably my favorite! If you’re painting a large piece the spray paint cans can definitely add up cost wise, but for a smaller piece it works great! I found a great tutorial for spray painting furniture from Mom Advice.
2. Spray Gun
Another great way to paint furniture. As long as it’s done right using a spray gun can give you one of the most smooth and even finishes on your furniture. Once you have the spray gun it can also be really cost effective as far as the paint goes…it definitely eliminates wasted paint! Here is an awesome tutorial from An Oregon Cottage.
3. Chalk Paint
One of the great benefits of chalk paint…you just paint it right on the piece! No priming, stripping, or sanding…makes our lives a lot easier! For a great tutorial visit Blog Lovin’ (you have to scroll down about 1/2 way.
I also love distressing furniture. It gives it such a fin antique look that I think is beautiful (as long as it is done right!) White Lace Cottage has an amazing tutorial on distressing furniture with paint.
5. Brush On
Sometimes the good old paint and brush technique is your best option! When using a brush always try to do quick and even strokes to avoid paint globs, and always paint with the grain of the wood (if it’s not a wood piece just choose a direction and stick with it!) You also need to remember to clean your brushes after each use! Cupcakes and Crinoline has a great tutorial on how to clean your paint brushes!