Repainting Furniture Part 1: Research

by yangn0209

So in the beginning of June I suddenly got the urge to paint my furniture. Technically not mine but no one else wants it and it’s in my room. Anyway so I got to researching what it is that I would need to do it, how much it would cost, what tools, and would it be easy. Easy is the key and the tools available is also crucial. I don’t have any machinery, hand tools, and what not (was kind of hard to even find a ruler in the house). So what did I do?

THE INTERNET!

So many blogs dedicated to peoples decor of their homes including awesome tips and tricks to refinishing furniture. Here are some of the blogs that I found most useful:

http://www.lovepomegranatehouse.com/how-to-paint-laminate-furniture/

This blog came in handy once I figured out that my furniture wasn’t all wood

http://diyonthecheap.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-paint-furniture-beginners-guide.html

Mainly cause my piece is similar and was interested in the sealer that she used

http://www.thefrugalgirl.com/2012/09/furniture-painting-faq/

Very informative if you have lingering questions

http://www.yellowbrickhome.com/projects/furniture/

For getting inspired

AND My favorite blog of all

http://www.centsationalgirl.com/

To which I kept on revisiting for paint ideas, sealer, primer, etc.

I figure I should provide you guys with pictures of what it is I painted.

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