Some say it’s taboo to consider painting and updating antique furniture. But what if “antique” isn’t your style?
I inherited an antique blue console from my dad’s childhood home. As with many old pieces, it was solidly built. However, over the years, the piece aged a bit... And it wasn’t quite my interior design style.
This post walks you through my under-an-hour DIY transformational process to what you see today when working with this antique piece including the important considerations when it come to paint.
Estimated Time to Complete
Once you have the items needed (which we’ll get to in a moment), 15-55 minutes… depending on modifications needed.
Level of Difficulty
Varies depending on items need. For this project, under $30.
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These were the common supplies needed for my project:
Here are additional common supplies I've needed for similar projects:
Visit websites with furniture of your style for inspiration and visual ideas. Before gathering a single item…. I take to the internet to check out a few websites featuring furniture pieces (for sale) in my desired design style. If your style is modern or Scandinavian for example, then find sites that feature your furniture and interior design style.
My style happens to be farmhouse zen so I’ve found https://www.chinafurnitureonline.com best jived with my aesthetic interior vibe.
Decide what you’re going to revise. This includes
The store’s "paint mixologist" can exact-match the paint including the paint’s finish that changes with age. What was originally a high gloss finish when painted years ago may now be more of an eggshell as with my piece. And because I was unable to sand-prep the odd-color drawer due to the lead paint risk, I chose a primer/ paint combo.
Now it time to get going!!!
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I hope sharing my process with this project helps you save time and money with your furniture DIY makeovers... as you put the fun back into functional stylish living… in under an hour!
Having Trouble Getting Started?
I used to feel the same way too. After all, who wants to put time into a project that may not work in their specific home? That's why I created this Quick DIY Check Prep (List) for getting you started on those projects that actually enhance your home. I use this when starting any home DIY endeavor... big or small.
Knowing the "whys" of your home projects not only helps you with the "hows" but keeps you focused on the DIY endeavors that will matter for you... saving you time and money.
The Under-an-Hour, Home DIY Warrior