5.09.2015

Furniture Makeover - Summer Porch Yellow


Furniture Makeover YELLOW Before & After


Warm weather means that I can paint again, yippee!
I've been wanting to give this piece of furniture
a facelift since we moved to VA last year. 
A bit banged up and scratched with moving
but it's still a great piece that sits nicely on 
our stairway landing.

Our walls are grey (darker in the main part of the
house, the photos were taken in our sunroom) and
the yellow pop on the stairway will be a nice addition
to our family sunflower canvas.

I found this scrumptious yellow at AC Moore, it's 
called Summer Porch, by FolkArt Home Decor Chalk.
I used about half of the bottle with two coats for this
project. I'm not the best painter but I like to tackle
projects and get them done and am very happy
with the end result of this one!

Furniture Makeover YELLOW Before & After

Two coats with two different brushes...
I waited a day in between coats since I painted
during nap time but the paint was very quick to dry.

Furniture Makeover YELLOW Before & After

A different day, I pulled the sander out and quickly
edged up my piece, letting the brown pop through
in various places.

Furniture Makeover YELLOW Before & After

Next the Polycrylic, this was very easy to apply
but you need to make sure you don't put too much
on your brush or you'll get unwanted drips
(which can be sanded off, thankfully, oops!)

Furniture Makeover YELLOW Before & After

Two coats of Poly, in two days...again at naptime.

Black Chalkboard SprayPaint

I wanted to paint the drawer pull black but only
had chalkboard paint on hand...I used two nails 
poked through a piece of cardboard to hold my drawer
pull away from any surfaces. The bottom two
photos are what it looked like before. The top pic 
is right after I sprayed, still wet...

Furniture Makeover YELLOW Before & After

Next the drawer, I didn't paint the bottom, since I
knew I was going to line it with something. Found 
this super cute, inexpensive grey and white chevron
drawer liner at Target. 

I unrolled it and folded it over in the corner to create
a cutting crease, pulled it out and slid my scissors
up the folded line. Before taking off the backing,
I made sure it fit inside. Just two small trims, peeled
off the back and stuck it inside. 

Furniture Makeover YELLOW Before & After - Chevron

I'm in love with my little yellow table, 
isn't it sweet?...

Furniture Makeover YELLOW Before & After




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