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Ideas for painting furniture (pics)

Posted by sotodog (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 1, 12 at 12:13

I have never painted furniture before but I have several pieces of furniture that I think would benefit from a paint job. I've done some research on how to do it technically - sand lightly (not all think this is important with a good primer), prime with something like Zinsser, maybe light sand again, then add several coats of latex paint. I welcome product recommendations.

So the first piece of furniture is in my daughter's room which will eventually be pink with beige animal print theme. Her dresser is kind of beige too with a marble top. Would like to do fun for her. She is 8.

Side view

Front view

This bench is probably the easiest to paint due to flat surfaces. Any idea what COLOR to paint it? The floor is cherry and the house is mostly reds and gold/beige.


view of foyer

Last is this console in the living room.

Living room

Any suggestions or tips you could give me would be much appreciated.

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RE: Ideas for painting furniture (pics)

I think I used the wrong address

Table in daughter's room:



Living room console:


Living room: Photobucket

Finally bench in foyer


RE: Ideas for painting furniture (pics)

Oak will show the grain after painting.

Also, those are too nice to paint. :(

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