Have you ever wanted to paint dark wood furniture, but didn't know where to start?
How to Paint Dark Wood Furniture
Tips for painting dark wood furniture a lighter color
It's no secret, I love to paint accessories and furniture……walls not quite as much.
This client project was perhaps my most challenging to date with the exception of my son's antique desk.
My client was given an antique bedroom suit from a family member. Her hope was to use it in her little girl's room. She wanted antique white so we decided on Old White from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Generally, you really have no to minimal prep work when using Annie Sloan….which I love. From past experience in working with dark furniture AND painting it a light color…..I knew bleed through would be a possibility…..and it was.
The first thing that I did was clean it really well and wipe it down with mineral spirits. It had been in storage and needed it. There are cleaning products for this purpose in the painting section. I had mineral spirits on hand so went with it.
On several pieces, you could visibly see the texture in the varnish. I knew that in order to get a nice smooth finish, I would need to sand, sand, sand. I used my Christmas gift from my hubby, my Dewalt Orbital Sander.