Learn how to get a professional paint finish every single time while repurposing old furniture.
I really enjoy incorporating bright and bold furniture pieces in my home decor and I am definitely not one to shy away from taking design risks.
When I saw this table the first time around, I instantly fell in love with it.
It had this stunning lattice work on the front that really intrigued me.
I love the smooth finish of this furniture makeover and if you want to see a similar flip I did a few weeks ago then be sure to check out my Amazing Thrift Store Furniture Flip post.
Let’s just jump right into this transformation as I am sure that is why you are here.
Materials Needed to Paint Furniture Like A Professional
Here is how it looked Before.
It had a couple of scratches on top and a little at the bottom but overall it was in a solid good condition.
Plus the price the guy was selling it for was a steal.
How To Paint Furniture Like a Professional: Step-by-Step Guide
The color palette I chose for my thrift store table was a light green paint color.
I also decided to stencil my table hence the arrow shaped stencil.
And the most important step is to always have a sealant or clear gloss spray finish.
The key to getting an amazing professional finish is using the HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer.
I cannot tell you enough the perfectly smooth finish that this little guy gives every single time.
Plus you will be done with your project in under 30 minutes or even less.
Trust me it cuts the painting time in half.
First things first I painted the entire table in the color white.
In total I sprayed about two coats until I was satisfied with the way it looked.
The Idea to paint it white was so when I apply the light green paint it would show up true to color and not dark because the base which was wood is so dark to begin with.
Load up the paint sprayer and gently spray the entire table.
When the table was dry that is when I moved onto my next step.
I loaded the paint sprayer with the most beautiful almost Mint Green Paint.
Just like applying the white paint, with a gentle hand spray the entire table.
Let the table dry in between coats.
At this point you can always stop and just enjoy the piece as is but I wanted to create a fun design element.
So I decided to stencil the top of the table and paint the front pulls with my favorite Liquid Gold Gilding.
Stenciling is a great way to add character to a furniture piece and you should check out How I Transformed Basic Ikea Lack Tables by Using a Stencil post.
The key to stenciling is to use the slightest paint and with a very light touch go all over the surface area you are stenciling.
Painting the front drawer pulls with Gold was a really good Idea.
I used a really thin paintbrush and went around the entire drawer pulls with Gold Paint.
I mean look at those stunning Results.
The last and most important step when the paint has fully dried is to seal the furniture.
I sprayed the top part with Rust-oleum Clear Gloss Spray.
I really wanted the top of table to have a glossy sheen finish hence why I went with a Gloss Spray.
Look at that Shine!
And there you have it.
What do you guys think?