was everyone’s weekend? I hope it was great! Ours was fantastic – we made a LOT of progress on the nursery! I should be able to show you the final reveal next weekend! I only have two projects left to finish and it will be ready to show off!
One of the nursery projects I did this weekend was to makeover a nightstand I found at Goodwill for $15. Here she is below. I loved the iron work on the sides and the fact that it had a nice open shelf. But the gold on white was just not working for me.
So I decided that I would try something that I haven’t done before. I decided to spray paint a piece of furniture. Now – I have sprayed tons of stuff – but I have never tried it out on a piece of furniture. I did learn a few things so I will share my tips.
First, I decided to prime the piece. Now I normally don’t use a spray primer – but this piece had a really smooth finish that didn’t seem to budge much when I first sanded it. So I used Krylon’s spray primer to give it a nice even coat and then sanded that down to make it smooth. Here is what the piece looked like primed.
Now on this little piece – I used a whole can of primer. It can take a little bit to get a good finish so be prepared and have an extra can. Next – I sprayed the metal work on the nightstand with a little ORB (Oil Rubbed Bronze). Once that was dry – I taped it off and layered on my first coat of color. Now, my color of choice is Krylon’s Ivy Leaf. This was the perfect color to pick up on the green accents that we have going on in the nursery. While using the primer did help to give the piece a nice finish – but it also took almost 2 cans of spray paint to get a nice even coat of color on.
The last touch was to add a little detailing and a touch of brown paint to the grooves. Ready to see the final result? Check it out!
I love it! It is going to be the perfect touch in the nursery! I know that green looks a little extreme – but trust me – once you see it in the room you will agree that it is the perfect color! What do you think? Love the green or waiting to reserve judgment for when you see the full room? I wanna know!
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