I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I get the “itch” to switch up my home decor often. We bought this dresser and night stand for Brielle before she was born. We were in a little bit of a rush to find something (second child problems), and we didn’t know whether we were having a boy or a girl, so dark brown was a safe bet. The dark brown furniture worked – there’s nothing wrong with it. But, let’s be honest – it’s not very eye catching, and there is absolutely nothing unique or pretty about it. So, once I decided I was going to transform Brielle’s nursery, I decided to paint all of her furniture too.
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WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Light Sand Paper for Scuffing
- Small Roller
- Foam Paint Brush
- Re-Purpose Chroma Color ‘Flannel Grey’ Paint (two cans for 3 pieces of furniture)
- 1 Gold Spray Paint Can
I really didn’t want to spend a lot of money on changing up her furniture. I just bought all of these items brand new less than two years ago, so the idea seemed absolutely insane. Instead, I visited From The Attic Interiors – a local store that specializes in repurposing furniture, and decided on an easy DIY.
I purchased the Cari Cucksey’s furniture paint and decided on the beautiful Flannel Gray colour. Let me tell you why you need this product in your life (if you’re doing any painting DIY’s). This paint does not require sanding. I repeat – this paint DOES NOT REQUIRE SANDING. It also has very low VOC’s (amazing for kiddo furniture), it can be sprayed or painted on, and it doesn’t require a top coat unless it’s a surface you’ll be eating on, for example.
All I had to do was quickly scuff the surfaces of the furniture, then I began painting. I chose to use a roller brush and a small foam paint brush for the hard to get corners. I contemplated spraying the crib, but surprisingly, the crib didn’t take nearly as long as I expected it to – this paint goes on very smoothly and only required two coats, max.
Once the painting was complete, I spray painted the original handles gold (see bottom of page for specific spray paint I used). Spray painting the handles worked well for two reasons – it took me a total of 30 minutes (max), and it was extremely budget-friendly. I contemplated buying new handles, but this worked out just as well, without the added cost.
This whole project took approximately three days to complete. If you don’t have two little ones running around, you could probably finish it in one weekend. And if you want to give it a farmhouse look, try scuffing it up once the painting is completed!
If you would like to see more photos of Brielle’s nursery reveal, click here.
*Photos of furniture transformation taken by Yellow Brick Road Photography*
PRODUCT DETAILS RECAP:
Beyond the Attic Interiors: Flannel Gray Paint
Amazon: Gold Spray Paint (handles)
Amazon: Small Paint Roller
Amazon: Foam Paint Brush (small corners)
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