My husband and I like to redo furniture. We aren't experts, but we've stripped and painted many pieces in our thirteen years together. We brought a tallboy and a bookcase back from the brink of mediocrity with a coat of red paint and new hardware. We redid a college desk for my daughter, painted it lime green, and stamped butterflies and flowers on the drawers. We painted our dresser, our dining room table and chair legs, stained an antique sewing desk, and lacquered a small telephone bench that my mom found for us on the side of a road. (I sewed a seat cushion for it too.)
|We like to paint picture frames too.|
But the biggest face lift we've done is definitely the last one. My mom gave us this hutch a year ago when she moved and I've been itching to make it my own.
Here are the results:
|We used two coats of tinted primer paint. The hardware and glass is from the original piece.|
|If you don't have those little pads that keep the doors from slamming, googly eyes are a perfect alternative.|
You can see the table and chairs we painted on the right too.
Our next project is the bar stools. I wanna make the tops look like the keys of a typewriter.
'Til next time.