In the midst of my ongoing journey to paint everything in the world blue, today I am excited to share with you my latest furniture DIY project! Using my current favorite line of the DecoArt furniture paints - Satin Enamels - I made over this corner cabinet from an orange-y stained wood to a dark and moody custom navy blue, topped off with a warm brown glaze and fresh brass hardware.
This entire makeover cost less than $15 because the only thing I had to purchase was the hardware (World Market has a great selection of knobs online, and an okay one in the store - if you have your eyes set on what you see in their online shop be sure to double check that it's available in your local store before trekking over!)
If you decide you'd like to makeover a piece of your own furniture in this color, here's what I used:
DecoArt Satin Enamels in "True Teal" , "Dark Denim", and "Classic Black". I used the smallest amount of the teal and black. It all depends on how light / dark and how warm / cool you want the color to turn out. You want more warmth - add more teal. You want it darker - add more black.
For the warm glaze - I mixed DecoArt Satin Enamels "Rich Chestnut" and "Classic Black" with water to help it spread like a stain across the finished piece.
Here's how it looked before I began:
Always remove hardware before beginning. Then (if it's not too heavy!) flip your piece of furniture upside down. This will make painting the feet / legs of a piece a lot easier. Be sure your surface is clean of any dust before you start painting!
Coat with your custom color. Wait for it to dry fully before adding your second coat. Because I wanted this piece to still have some of it's original warmth, I wasn't obsessive about the color 100% coating the piece, I was okay with tiny bits showing through because I knew once I coated it with my custom glaze it would tie everything together.
Once the paint from your custom color has dried, you can flip your piece of furniture right side up. Coat with your custom glaze in the cracks and grooves of your piece and all along the doors. Have a paper towel or rag handy to wipe away any excess if you don't want the glaze to be too prominent.
Fourth & Final Step:
Once the glaze is dry, it's time to update with new hardware and you're good to go!
What do you think of the way it turned out? I'd love to hear your thoughts!! Comment below!!
Hi friends! Welcome to the blog! I'm Mandy and I'm an artist, blogger & founder of the "Artists to Know" interview series. Here you'll find photos of my latest art adventures, furniture makeover projects & advice from successful artists!
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