LIVE series - Part ONE: Prep

A complete 3 video series with all the tips, tricks and supplies to painting furniture with a spray gun, from start to finish. Including prep, using a paint sprayer for chalk paint & poly and refinishing hardware. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #paintedfurniture #furnituretutorials # vintagefurniture #frenchprovincial #painteddresser
Last week we started a LIVE video series on how to paint a dresser from start to finish. But if you missed them, we've compiled them all right here for you!


In video ONE we learned all about how to prep furniture. Now you might think that you want to skip this one, but you really really shouldn't. It's full of gold. Tips and tricks and why you really need to prep that furniture.

And I'm not just talking about cleaning it up. What if you have to change out the hardware to a different size? What if you have chipping veneer that needs fixed? What about that pesky bleed through that won't go away on it's own?

I've got you covered! Plus I talk all about the basic prep AND how to prep furniture with drawers when you're painting with a paint sprayer. Because prep is just a little bit different for that.



Here are all of my favorite supplies that I use for almost every makeover, including this one.


**P.S. Some of my links may be affiliate links, meaning that the company may pay me a small amount for advertising for them. You don’t pay anything extra to use my links, but it helps pay for more of these free tutorials and tips for you. So thank you for purchasing these items through my link.


You can read my full disclosure here for more info.**

Now that you know all about prep, from the game changers, to the basics, it's time to move on to the next video. In video TWO we talk all about using a paint sprayer. You don't want to miss it! I talk about efficiency, the professional finish and even how to avoid problems with the paint sprayer. So you can overcome the fear of using one.




And as always, please share and pin for your friends and family who want to create beautiful furniture for their own home or others!

A complete 3 video series with all the tips, tricks and supplies to painting furniture with a spray gun, from start to finish. Including prep, using a paint sprayer for chalk paint & poly and refinishing hardware. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #paintedfurniture #furnituretutorials # vintagefurniture #frenchprovincial #painteddresser

A complete 3 video series with all the tips, tricks and supplies to painting furniture with a spray gun, from start to finish. Including prep, using a paint sprayer for chalk paint & poly and refinishing hardware. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #paintedfurniture #furnituretutorials # vintagefurniture #frenchprovincial #painteddresser





LIVE series - Part TWO: Painting

A complete 3 video series with all the tips, tricks and supplies to painting furniture with a spray gun, from start to finish. Including prep, using a paint sprayer for chalk paint & poly and refinishing hardware. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #paintedfurniture #furnituretutorials # vintagefurniture #frenchprovincial #painteddresser
Last week we started a LIVE video series on how to paint a dresser from start to finish. But if you missed them, we've compiled them all right here for you!


In video TWO we talked all about the benefits of using a paint sprayer to paint your furniture. From the efficiency, to the smooth professional finish. Plus we even went through all of the steps to thin chalk paint and what to do to prevent clogging.

This paint sprayer is the best! I've been using mine since 2015 and it's still working like a champ! I love it so much that I even bought a second one!





Here are all of my favorite supplies that I use for almost every makeover, including this one!

**P.S. Some of my links may be affiliate links, meaning that the company may pay me a small amount for advertising for them. You don’t pay anything extra to use my links, but it helps pay for more of these free tutorials and tips for you. So thank you for purchasing these items through my link.


You can read my full disclosure here for more info.**

Now let's finish everything off with the finishing touches. From distressing, how I quickly get a smooth streak free top coat AND how to create a gold finish on hardware super fast! 




And as always, please share and pin for your friends and family who want to create beautiful furniture for their own home or others! 

A complete 3 video series with all the tips, tricks and supplies to painting furniture with a spray gun, from start to finish. Including prep, using a paint sprayer for chalk paint & poly and refinishing hardware. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #paintedfurniture #furnituretutorials # vintagefurniture #frenchprovincial #painteddresser

A complete 3 video series with all the tips, tricks and supplies to painting furniture with a spray gun, from start to finish. Including prep, using a paint sprayer for chalk paint & poly and refinishing hardware. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #paintedfurniture #furnituretutorials # vintagefurniture #frenchprovincial #painteddresser



LIVE series - Part THREE: Finishing Touches

A complete 3 video series with all the tips, tricks and supplies to painting furniture with a spray gun, from start to finish. Including prep, using a paint sprayer for chalk paint & poly and refinishing hardware. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #paintedfurniture #furnituretutorials # vintagefurniture #frenchprovincial #painteddresser
Last week we started a LIVE video series on how to paint a dresser from start to finish. But if you missed them, we've compiled them all right here for you!

In video one we talked about prep, then in video two we talked all about our favorite method to paint furniture.

Now let's get this project done. From distressing, to how I quickly get a smooth streak free top coat AND how to create a gold finish on hardware super fast!

Since the video was a bit rushed, here are some tips I didn't touch on during the LIVE.
  • After distressing, a vacuum with the hose attachment is the perfect tool to suck up all of the dust that has gotten into the corners. Just like we did in video one! 
  • Poly doesn't normally need to be thinned out for the paint sprayer, but it should definitely be strained and tested to see if it will be too thick for the sprayer. *Remember the viscosity cup in video two! 
  • If you're in an enclosed area, wear a respiratory mask. I was in a rush and totally forgot to. But I usually wear one. 



Here are all of my favorite supplies that I use for almost every makeover, including this one!


**P.S. Some of my links may be affiliate links, meaning that the company may pay me a small amount for advertising for them. You don’t pay anything extra to use my links, but it helps pay for more of these free tutorials and tips for you. So thank you for purchasing these items through my link.


You can read my full disclosure here for more info.**

If you missed or need a refresher on prepping furniture or how to use the paint sprayer, click below to view those videos!




And as always, please share and pin for your friends and family who want to create beautiful furniture for their own home or others!

A complete 3 video series with all the tips, tricks and supplies to painting furniture with a spray gun, from start to finish. Including prep, using a paint sprayer for chalk paint & poly and refinishing hardware. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #paintedfurniture #furnituretutorials # vintagefurniture #frenchprovincial #painteddresser

A complete 3 video series with all the tips, tricks and supplies to painting furniture with a spray gun, from start to finish. Including prep, using a paint sprayer for chalk paint & poly and refinishing hardware. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #paintedfurniture #furnituretutorials # vintagefurniture #frenchprovincial #painteddresser


Deep Grey MCM Dresser

This vintage modern dresser got a complete makeover. From grey chalk paint, updated gold hardware, and freshly renewed drawers. I love how this deep grey finish is perfect for any home decor style. From farmhouse, to modern, to eclectic, and more! #farmhousedecor #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #paintedfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #modernfarmhouse #mcmfurniture #neutralfurniture #howtopaintfurniture

What a whirlwind of a week it has been. But I'm here to finally share the makeover on this modern gray dresser. After listing it for sale, I've had a ton of questions come in about it, so here we go with all the details!

These vintage modern dressers are just the best. They are sooo sturdy, so well built and those sleek modern lines are perfect for soo many different decor styles! Modern, vintage, eclectic farmhouse, or boho! I love that soo many decor trends are being mixed and there is almost no wrong way to mix decor trends anymore.
This vintage modern dresser got a complete makeover. From grey chalk paint, updated gold hardware, and freshly renewed drawers. I love how this deep grey finish is perfect for any home decor style. From farmhouse, to modern, to eclectic, and more! #farmhousedecor #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #paintedfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #modernfarmhouse #mcmfurniture #neutralfurniture #howtopaintfurniture
before 
This vintage modern dresser got a complete makeover. From grey chalk paint, updated gold hardware, and freshly renewed drawers. I love how this deep grey finish is perfect for any home decor style. From farmhouse, to modern, to eclectic, and more! #farmhousedecor #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #paintedfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #modernfarmhouse #mcmfurniture #neutralfurniture #howtopaintfurniture
before


This dresser started out as the typical furniture find on marketplace. It was beat up, cosmetically damaged and basically left to fall apart, until the owner decided to list it for sale to "get rid of it". But a fairly quick and easy process has made it fresh and new, ready to be the showstopper piece in any room.

I prepped it how I always do, and made sure to fill the large gouge on the top with bondo (more about how to do that here.)



Since I sanded down the top to some bare wood where the large gouge was, I primed the whole top to seal in the wood grain and prevent any bleed through. This stuff is GOLD if you are having a hard time with bleed through! Plus I can use it indoors unlike shellac that smells sooooo bad and sooo strong! Because it's white, I made sure to not get any of the edges where I planned to distress down to the wood. That way none of the white primer would show under the grey paint.

Finally it was time for some paint. I used Sherwin Williams Iron Ore, mixed at my local Home Depot in a flat sheen. When I was ready to paint, I made it into homemade chalk paint with my go to method found here. And then I sprayed the fresh chalk paint with my favorite paint sprayer for a smooth even finish.  And as an added bonus, spraying is soo much faster and efficient than brushing on paint by hand. So it's a win win in my book!
This vintage modern dresser got a complete makeover. From grey chalk paint, updated gold hardware, and freshly renewed drawers. I love how this deep grey finish is perfect for any home decor style. From farmhouse, to modern, to eclectic, and more! #farmhousedecor #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #paintedfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #modernfarmhouse #mcmfurniture #neutralfurniture #howtopaintfurniture

This vintage modern dresser got a complete makeover. From grey chalk paint, updated gold hardware, and freshly renewed drawers. I love how this deep grey finish is perfect for any home decor style. From farmhouse, to modern, to eclectic, and more! #farmhousedecor #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #paintedfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #modernfarmhouse #mcmfurniture #neutralfurniture #howtopaintfurniture

This vintage modern dresser got a complete makeover. From grey chalk paint, updated gold hardware, and freshly renewed drawers. I love how this deep grey finish is perfect for any home decor style. From farmhouse, to modern, to eclectic, and more! #farmhousedecor #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #paintedfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #modernfarmhouse #mcmfurniture #neutralfurniture #howtopaintfurniture

I lightly distressed all the edges and then sealed the paint in with multiple coats of my favorite poly. Just another great reason to love my paint sprayer. It's so super easy to use and creates a streak free finish, compared to brushing on the poly.


Soo if you're having problems with your final coat being streaky, you hate brush strokes, or you need a more efficient option than hand painting and waxing to seal your chalk paint, head on over and check out our favorite paint sprayer. It's soo cheap compared to those big professional sprayers, doesn't need an air compressor, and it saves me sooo much time and money on every project. Oh, and yeah, chalk paint works great with this sprayer. So does poly, regular latex paint, oil based paints, stain and even milk paint. As long as the paint is thinned down to the right consistency, (click over here to learn how to easily thin your paint, with no guessing if your ratio is correct) basically any paint will work with this sprayer.

This vintage modern dresser got a complete makeover. From grey chalk paint, updated gold hardware, and freshly renewed drawers. I love how this deep grey finish is perfect for any home decor style. From farmhouse, to modern, to eclectic, and more! #farmhousedecor #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #paintedfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #modernfarmhouse #mcmfurniture #neutralfurniture #howtopaintfurniture
This hardware is from Hobby Lobby - with Rub 'n Buff to create a gold finish

This vintage modern dresser got a complete makeover. From grey chalk paint, updated gold hardware, and freshly renewed drawers. I love how this deep grey finish is perfect for any home decor style. From farmhouse, to modern, to eclectic, and more! #farmhousedecor #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #paintedfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #modernfarmhouse #mcmfurniture #neutralfurniture #howtopaintfurniture
Original hardware updated with Rub 'n Buff.

Anyways...
The hardware was updated with Rub 'N Buff, to give it that aged gold finish. This stuff is amazing to quickly update hardware. Just rub it on, and then buff it off. Weird.. that's what it's called. ha!

To finish it off I took my Country Chic Hemp Oil to the drawers. I really quickly wiped it on the bottom of the drawers, and then rubbed any excess off after it had a few minutes to soak into the wood. This is such a great tip if your drawers have any scratches. It helps hide the scratches to create a that final fresh new feel to used furniture.     

This vintage modern dresser got a complete makeover. From grey chalk paint, updated gold hardware, and freshly renewed drawers. I love how this deep grey finish is perfect for any home decor style. From farmhouse, to modern, to eclectic, and more! #farmhousedecor #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #paintedfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #modernfarmhouse #mcmfurniture #neutralfurniture #howtopaintfurniture




This vintage modern dresser got a complete makeover. From grey chalk paint, updated gold hardware, and freshly renewed drawers. I love how this deep grey finish is perfect for any home decor style. From farmhouse, to modern, to eclectic, and more! #farmhousedecor #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #paintedfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #modernfarmhouse #mcmfurniture #neutralfurniture #howtopaintfurniture

This vintage modern dresser got a complete makeover. From grey chalk paint, updated gold hardware, and freshly renewed drawers. I love how this deep grey finish is perfect for any home decor style. From farmhouse, to modern, to eclectic, and more! #farmhousedecor #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #paintedfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #modernfarmhouse #mcmfurniture #neutralfurniture #howtopaintfurniture

This vintage modern dresser got a complete makeover. From grey chalk paint, updated gold hardware, and freshly renewed drawers. I love how this deep grey finish is perfect for any home decor style. From farmhouse, to modern, to eclectic, and more! #farmhousedecor #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #paintedfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #modernfarmhouse #mcmfurniture #neutralfurniture #howtopaintfurniture


**P.S. Some of my links may be affiliate links, meaning that the company may pay me a small amount for advertising for them. You don’t pay anything extra to use my links, but it helps pay for more of these free tutorials and tips for you. Thank you for purchasing these items through my link.

You can read my full disclosure here for more info.**





The Navy Blue Console


Navy blue dresser makeover into a TV stand by removing the drawers to create shelving. Then it was antiqued with glaze to deepen the color and create a unique finish. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #upcycledfurniture #navyfurniture #paintedfurniture #tutorial #howto #glazedfurniture #antiqued

Hello hello! 
I'm so excited to share with you a little bit about one of our most popular pinned painted furniture pieces yet! And how it was transformed, even after it was done. 
This is what it looked like when we brought it home. You know, the usual. Worn out, scratched and dinged up. 
Navy blue dresser makeover into a TV stand by removing the drawers to create shelving. Then it was antiqued with glaze to deepen the color and create a unique finish. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #upcycledfurniture #navyfurniture #paintedfurniture #tutorial #howto #glazedfurniture #antiqued
Before

Inside of the cabinet space used to be 3 drawers. But we wanted to create a media console or TV stand out of it, so we removed 2 of the drawers and their runners. Then we added thin plywood to the bottom and sides of each cubby to create a space for the electronics. We used brad nails and glue to hold everything in place. 

Once the new shelving was built, we stripped the old finish off and painted it a really pretty navy blue with our favorite paint sprayer. Then the top got a fresh coat of dark walnut stain. 



Navy blue dresser makeover into a TV stand by removing the drawers to create shelving. Then it was antiqued with glaze to deepen the color and create a unique finish. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #upcycledfurniture #navyfurniture #paintedfurniture #tutorial #howto #glazedfurniture #antiqued

Navy blue dresser makeover into a TV stand by removing the drawers to create shelving. Then it was antiqued with glaze to deepen the color and create a unique finish. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #upcycledfurniture #navyfurniture #paintedfurniture #tutorial #howto #glazedfurniture #antiqued


Now here's the twist. If you have been on my Etsy shop, you'll see that the last image looks like it's a different piece almost! I promise, it's the same piece. But here's what happened. 

My customer turned client contacted me after seeing this console on Etsy. She loved it, but was worried that it would be too bright for her home. After messaging back and forth, we came up with a way to create a deeper darker finish without having to repaint the whole thing a darker color. 
Navy blue dresser makeover into a TV stand by removing the drawers to create shelving. Then it was antiqued with glaze to deepen the color and create a unique finish. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #upcycledfurniture #navyfurniture #paintedfurniture #tutorial #howto #glazedfurniture #antiqued

Navy blue dresser makeover into a TV stand by removing the drawers to create shelving. Then it was antiqued with glaze to deepen the color and create a unique finish. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #upcycledfurniture #navyfurniture #paintedfurniture #tutorial #howto #glazedfurniture #antiqued


We glazed the whole thing with black glaze, and then sealed it all up again for extra durability. This was such a better alternative to repainting the piece completely over. It would have been almost like starting from the beginning. Instead we were able to create a deeper finish in less time, and create a unique finish at the same time. 

Which way do you prefer it? With or without the black glaze? 




Navy blue dresser makeover into a TV stand by removing the drawers to create shelving. Then it was antiqued with glaze to deepen the color and create a unique finish. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #upcycledfurniture #navyfurniture #paintedfurniture #tutorial #howto #glazedfurniture #antiqued


Navy blue dresser makeover into a TV stand by removing the drawers to create shelving. Then it was antiqued with glaze to deepen the color and create a unique finish. By A Ray of Sunlight #furnituremakeover #furnituretransformation #upcycledfurniture #navyfurniture #paintedfurniture #tutorial #howto #glazedfurniture #antiqued