I just love a good shortcut. Pinterest should be renamed “shortcuts.com”. Because it is where all shortcuts posted on the web go to live a long and fruitful life. But the main reason I love a good shortcut is because I’m lazy, impatient, and above all, I like to think of myself as efficient. Hence, this lovely little timesaving nugget of a tip: Propping your furniture up!
Painting legs on a piece of furniture can be tricky, especially when it comes to the bottom of the feet. Your brush can collide with the ground, giving you the inability to paint the veeeeery bottom of your piece of furniture. A quick way to avoid this issue is to simply prop your furniture up when painting it.
I like to save my old cans of paint and use them to prop up my furniture. It’s recycling and efficiency all rolled into one! Now when I paint my projects, I can be as sloppy as I want at feet of my project, and not have to worry about ruining my garage floor (like I already have!) or my paint sticking to my drop cloth and peeling off once it has dried.
You can also prop your furniture up on Painter’s Pyramid Stands. These magical triangles can even be used on heavy pieces, as it’s amazing the amount of weight they will hold for their tiny size!
Painter’s Pyramid Stands can be found at most hardware stores and are about a $5.00 investment.
Another way to prop your furniture up is to insert nails in the legs to stand your furniture on. But let’s face it – I’m too lazy efficient for all that.