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Practice what I Preach
We all have furniture that has potential and probably needs just a little refreshing and updating. I often recommend painting existing furniture for a quick, inexpensive & stylish result. My grandmother passed down some great solid wood furniture that isn’t quite my style but I’ve always had great plans to refinish it- so here we go!
I will admit, once I start a project I have to finish it in a certain amount of time or else I lose interest really quickly!
So Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte Paint was the perfect product to transform my dresser and fit my attention span 😬
I began my project on my quartz kitchen counter top 😳 . It’s all good, it’s a fast drying, low VOC latex paint, easy to work with & easy to clean up.
With virtually NO PREP work I started by painting the face of each drawer, eventually getting to the body of the dresser. Super easy and super fast. I was able to apply the clear coat within a couple hours of starting. From start to finish ...2.5 hours done!
A couple things I noticed was I didn’t read the instructions lol, so I probably didn’t wait long enough to apply the clear coat (matte finish). I did notice that the finished look was more grainy after I applied the clear coat. So what I’m trying to say is my clear coat smudged the paint a bit. But it’s ok, I’m still really happy with the result.
I washed the brush with just hot water and wiped up any drips on our floor with a damp cloth, oops must have been rushing...
The cost for this project was less than $65 ( one can paint, one can clear coat) Home Depot.