Ben and I have been absolutely spoiled with gifts and hand me downs from family, friends and coworkers who are all excited for our baby boy to get here! One of the biggest gifts we received was a hand me down furniture set; a beautiful crib and matching changing table. Because I am who I am, I knew I'd be painting the set. You can see a sneak peek of the crib makeover here, which I painted a very light/almost white shade of grey. For the changing table I wanted it to play off of the crib but not match it exactly, so I decided on bright white for the structure and a medium grey for the shelves to bring a pop of contrast!
Furniture makeovers happen much slower than they used to, thanks to said baby boy taking up quite a bit of space in my tummy. But today I am proud to share that the changing table makeover is officially complete! A big shout out to DecoArt for providing the paint and brushes that made this project possible!
If you're looking to update a hand me down changing table - or any piece of furniture for that matter, I think you'll find that using DecoArt Satin Enamels paint is just about as easy as it gets! Supply list & step by step instructions below, and please feel free to comment with any questions or concerns - I'd love to help you makeover a piece in need of a fresh coat of paint! :)
Here's what I started with:
Flip your piece of furniture over. This will make painting the feet so much easier, and it's better for your back! I was able to do about 90% of this project sitting or kneeling, and when you're eight months pregnant that's quite a blessing!
*Be sure the surface is clean before you begin painting. I used Clorox Wipes.
Begin coating the table in DecoArt Americana Decor Satin Enamels "Pure White". Since this piece was a very dark, rich brown it took multiple coats.
*Allow plenty of time to dry between coats. The finish of Satin Enamels paint is beautifully smooth, but if you try to add another coat before it's fully dry - the paint can clump up and you'll have to sand it and start again.
Now it's time to paint the shelves! For this step, I used DecoArt Americana Decor Satin Enamels in "Smoke Grey". Grab your small angled brush and coat the edges of the shelf, being careful not to get any grey on your freshly painted white!
*I like to paint shelves like I paint walls - two coats of paint for the trim/edges first, then two coats with a big brush to fill in. Wait for each coat to dry before applying the next.
Easy enough right? If you have any questions please comment below!
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