Recently, I was able to help my friend with a simple DIY project. This can be done over one weekend, and it requires little to no craftsman skills. If you have any chairs or furniture in general around your house that you think feels outdated or you've been thinking of throwing them out...think again! See if you can repurpose those items. My friend's chairs were high quality, but they didn't fit in with her eclectic, boho-chic apartment. She called me, and we made a day of it.
Step One - Sanding: *If you have laminate wood, go straight to step two! This part is simple and only requires sand paper and elbow grease. If you have wood furniture that was painted before, you will have to remove the excess paint with a putty knife. If not, you can just start sanding. It should reveal a more natural wood color, and you will notice any stain disappears.
Step Two - Priming: Priming is extremely important. This will allow you to have a more even color when you do the final color. If you buy a two-in-one paint (like we did), you don't need to do this step.
Step Three - Painting: Now for the fun part. Roll up your sleeves, turn on some music, and paint. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Sometimes you might need one coat, and sometimes you may need two or three. It depends on the look you want your furniture to have. We only used one coat, and it came out extremely clean and even, but every wood is different. **HINT: To create the trendy ombre effect, you only need to buy one color and add white to it to create a gradient!
Step Four - Decorating: The last thing you need to do is find the perfect place for your new and improved piece. We decided to use one of her chairs against the wall with a plant to add a little color. The other two she is using for her table.
Please share any of your finished projects with me on Instagram with #mpmakes. If you have any questions or run in to problems, don't hesitate to ask!