Repainting Furniture

Written by Lyndi. Posted in Interior Design

I had a dresser and some old end tables of my grandmas that I was going to get rid of, but I decided to paint them instead.  I needed a new dresser and night stands for my daughters room, so I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best!! I was very hesitant at first and didn't have high expectations, but with some help from my expert painter friend it turned out great!

This is his advice for repainting furniture:

-you must sand it down (I know...not very fun)

-get an acrylic paint...this will make the furniture finish more durable and less likely to scratch.  This paint color is from Sherwin Williams and is called's sooo pretty in person!

-choose fun colors and buy new knobs 


This is the before picture...yes, hideous.  IMG_9901

and after!!

dresserI wish I would've taken a before picture of these end tables.  They were yellow with gold leafy specks and they are at least fifty years old...but they are now beautiful!  I also LOVE sentimental things and I was very happy that we could save these end tables that were my grandmas. 



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