I literally could look at painted furniture ideas all day long! Reading about how someone applies a faux painting technique that adds an instant patina of age is always so interesting and intriguing. Someone that is able to see an old beat up piece of furniture, and realize its’ potential is a special person.
Here is one of my garage sale finds! This table was $20, and I used chalk paint and dark wax to give it a much needed makeover!
Your first coat of paint will be “Raw Umber” from Americana. There are different brands of acrylic paint, but the color “Raw Umber” by Americana is my favorite, and will achieve the DIY Restoration Hardware look. You will want to apply 2 coats to your furniture piece.
NOTE: For the first few times you try this, you may rub too much off, or not enough. It takes just a bit of practice to get it right.
Once you are finished, let it dry completely, and add two coats of polyurethane in a satin finish. I found these awesome door pulls from Hobby Lobby!
Using Spray Paint
Okay, this next painted furniture idea is so bloomin’ easy! And, I LOVED the way my bookshelf turned out!
My bookshelf used to be an off-white color. Before beginning any spray paint project, you always want to clean your furniture with great detail. Spray paint, unlike latex paint will pick up any form of dust, and highlight it!