I am so in Love with the color turquoise that I get easily influenced by outdoor things that have this gorgeous color. Take the Caribbean waters. How can you not ADORE this color !!! When its staring right at you from the ocean. This shade of turquoise was my choice for painting my Chest Of Drawers DIY
Let’s get down to how to paint the CHEST!
color SW 6941 Nifty Turquoise (Sherman Williams)
Want to save a bundle when it comes to painting furniture. Simply paint it yourself! I’m talking hundreds of dollars of savings. It’s a great project, and if you like to paint, it’s relaxing as well.
Start off with your FAV! furniture piece. The goal here to convert it into something gorgeous. Experiment and paint! You may surprise yourself. I know I did!
This project will involve sanding, priming, and painting. The key is to take your time.
What to Purchase:
- A small sander from your local hardware store or rough sandpaper(100 grit) and eventually using the finer(150 grit) for the corners and the final end before priming.
- Spray can water-based primer
- Natural bristle brushes work the best because they don’t shed.
- For the color pick, either a spray can water-based paint or water-based paint in a can. (COLOR that I used for the chest was SW 6941 Nifty Turquoise from Sherman Williams)
Advise: If you go with a can you will have to stroke the paint evenly and take your sweet old-time. The spray paint will be easier but you will have to keep your eye for the dreaded leaking spray paint everywhere though. If that happens make sure you have a paintbrush handy to brush it out evenly.
1. Set up the furniture in a well-ventilated space such as a garage or covered porch.
2. Remove all hardware, put the furniture piece on top of some newspaper or an old sheet will do.
3. Start sanding all over the body, you don’t have to remove all the paint off, as long as you have sanded it evenly.
4. Remove all the dust and with a slightly damp cloth clean the residual dust off.
5. Apply a coat of either white or grey water-based primer evenly over the furniture. This should cover the old color and get it primed for the new color. Let it dry for a few hours. If the primer looks bumpy you can take the 150 grit sandpaper and sand it a bit until it’s smooth. Remove any dust.
6. Add the coat of water-based paint evenly all over the furniture piece. If you are using spray paint, make sure you are holding it 10 inches from the furniture piece and look out for the drip. Let it dry overnight.
7. Apply a coat second coat.
8. To add the rough distressed edges, take the 150 grit sandpapers and sand all the edges until the natural wood appears.
Let me know if you do this DIY and would love to hear about your painting project!