I've been following blogs that give me some great furniture remodeling ideas. I've been too afraid to try any until I got tired of my 2 pink chairs, 2 white chairs, and 1 brown chair in my kitchen (along with a hand me down table). OH BABY... bring on the black spray paint, and suddenly my kitchen set matches. I still have to finish the top of the table, but at least they look like they go together.
I was sitting in my living room the other day noticing all the different types of wood my furniture has, and decided to do something about it. First off, trying to decide a color. My sister said I should have done something like a sea-foam green or a mustard yellow, but I am too chicken, so for me it was deciding between black and white. White=bright... so it won.
I have done my cedar chest, an end table, a wicker chair, and a parsons bench (although the bench still needs to be recovered on the seat and back). I must say, they TOTALLY impressed me how they turned out... especially the cedar chest. Here are my before and after pics:
the edges looked worn and had been bumped numerous times, and one of the sides of the skirt had come loose and had to be screwed back together.
after: I tried spray painting the original handles but failed miserably (apparently spraying it one color and then changing your mind doesn't bode well in spray paint land). Off to home depot to find handles that matched. Had to drill new holes for these but you can't even tell.
Other pieces I've been working on:
wicker chair took a few coats (3) until I learned that EXPENSIVE spray paint which costs 4 times that of the cheap stuff, is worth about 7 cans of the cheap stuff (or more). Seriously. Spend the extra money... just a tip.