Tuesday, July 10, 2018

refinishing a bedroom suite

Lately I'm over a lot of decor in my home.  I've looked at it for too many years and it's got to change or go.  Do you ever feel like that? I have a lovely client that desperately wanted her bedroom suite changed.  Although there was nothing wrong with it - it was in great shape and looked quite nice - she was just over it.  It was a cherry wood coloured finish, newer furniture, great hardware - but it needed to change! Change is good! 

She loves smokey blues, so after looking at multiple colour ranges, she chose Hurricane from Country Chic Paint.  I love this blue and have been using it frequently in my shop! It's a deep grey blue that looks stunning on every style of furniture.  

To prep I removed the hardware, cleaned well with Krud Kutter and warm water, and then vacuumed and gave it a light sanding.  I sprayed on two coats of Hurricane, letting it dry thoroughly between coats.

This bedroom suite included a tall dresser, a long dresser, and two nightstands. After two coats of paint on each piece, I still only used a pint and a half of paint! The coverage of this paint is excellent and a little goes a long way!

My client ultimately left it up to me to distress or not distress the pieces.  She didn't mind a little distressing, but her husband wasn't a huge fan.  The shape of these pieces spoke for themselves, and because of all the trim detail on them, distressing could make them look busy fast.  The colour alone was enough to bring out the shape.

To seal the pieces, I gave them two coats of satin poly, lightly sanding with 320 grit between coats for a smooth finish.  Country Chic's paint formula has a tough built in topcoat, so when I use this paint I generally opt for only two coats of poly.  If the paint you're using doesn't have a built in topcoat, aim for 2-3 coats of poly for a strong and lasting finish. 

You're furniture doesn't have to be in desperate need of refinishing to change it! If you're tired of the look of it, paint it! 

For more inspiration using this colour, follow me and Country Chic Paint on Instagram!


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