Happy Wednesday! My blog has been moved to a new hosting service this week (in non-geek lingo that means all jacked up!) so sorry about the downtime the past few days. Some of my photos from past post are still missing, but be patient and check back later in the week! But enough of the blog talk – let’s get to another sweet furniture painting tip!
Last week I shared a furniture painting tip on how I prop my furniture up when I paint it. What I totally forgot to tell you was step #1 in my furniture painting process. So even though this is totally out of order, here is how I begin painting a piece.
Step #1: Turn It Over
If a furniture has legs I almost always paint the first coat of paint on while the piece is turned upside down.
I don’t use anything fancy to prop my pieces up with. Here I flipped this coffee table over on a storage bin I had lying around in my garage. While researching fancier options for turning your furniture over I found this Versaspin 360 Platform that rotates. But it is only 11 inches wide, I couldn’t figure out how much weight it would hold, and having my furniture propped up so close to the floor would kill my back. So I just stick with my cheap-o method. (And if your back is killing you from painting you can check out the painting chair I use here.)
You can seriously spend a fortune of furniture painting gadgets but I always tell my student’s in my workshops to splurge on quality paint and quality brushes and then skimp on the rest.
When I paint my first coat of paint on while the piece is upside down I know there will be plenty of places I missed painting. Which is okay. See step #2.
Step #2: Prop It Up
For your second coat of paint, turn it back over and prop it up (more on that furniture painting trick here).
On the second coat, I will catch all of the places I missed.
After some distressing and waxing this coffee table had the perfect finish.
But you’ll have to wait until Friday for the full reveal.