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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

How Not To Paint Furniture

I do not possess the talent required to paint;
patience and attention to detail, 
but..... I did it anyway.
 Faith Farm Thrift Store buffet/server $39.00
It seemed like a good idea at the time. 
 I started out with high hopes and a Google
search formula for homemade
 Chalk Paint
1 C flat latex paint
2 T non-sanded grout
(note: an improved formula HERE.)
I taped off the newly sanded and stained top
and got started. The small sponge roller 
didn't work well for me. Too many lumps, 
so I just used my small brush.
 This is the point where I realized that 
I do not like painting furniture
 But I soldiered on and got the first coat done.
It looked terrible, but I still had hope 
and I needed a brownie break.
The saga continues......


see the finished project in my next post
or click HERE
Links: Miss Mustard Seed

10 comments:

  1. My Hubby calls this "MID STREAMING" and he gets very upset if a project IS NOT DONE and someone says they don't like it! "NOT FINISHED YET"!
    It is a beautiful piece and you should be proud of your purchase.
    I'm anxious to see the finished product. DO YOU have a PLAN???
    Have a fun week,
    Big Hugs,
    Donna

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  2. Oh I don't find painting furniture a great job either. Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

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  3. It's okay....it'll take more than one coat. Just hang in there and see it through. It'll look wonderful. When painting a dresser, I like a foam roller (about 5 or so inches wide?) for the dresser fronts and sides....it keeps the paint smooth and makes the paint job go quickly. You can do it! Linda

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  4. I bet it will turn out great!!! I want a brownie:):)

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  5. Best of luck. I'll be eager to see the finished project. Thanks for the sneak peak. Cherry Kay

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  6. I hope the tutorial you used told you to mix the grout with a small amount of water till smooth First, then mix with your paint. 1/4 cut of grout to 3/4 cup of paint. mixing too much at one time will get lumpy on ya..

    I know it'll be beautiful when you finish.

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  7. Furniture painting isn't my favorite thing to do. But I LOVE painted furniture so I get hubby to do it. Please pass the brownies........

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  8. Hand inthtere...it is a great piece and I bet it will turn out beautiful!

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  10. I saw take it outside and blow it up with spray paint. Works for me.

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