Saturday, March 31, 2012

First Attempt at Refurbishing Furniture

Pin It Now! I finally got around to painting my son's desk that was purchased at Goodwill in September of 2010. It was my first Goodwill purchase ever. I kept putting it off because of the cost to paint it and also because I had no idea what to do!

But thanks to someone on Pinterest who made it look super easy, my son now has his blue desk. :) 

All I did was buy the recommended Zinsser Cover Stain Primer (pictured on original post), blue paint (I just bought the cheap Wal-mart brand), and paint brushes. It cost me about $50 for all of the supplies.


I used 2 coats of the primer. I do wish I had let it dry longer before applying the paint, but as usual, I was in a hurry to get it done.

I only painted the part of the drawers that was actually going to show once put back into place.


I put about 3 coats of paint on it. Don't know if better paint would have made a difference on how many coats? Thoughts?

This was a VERY beat up desk, but now it looks so nice in the boys' room! I offered to buy different knobs to screw in, but Lincoln said he wanted the old ones. Great, saved me $!
I am happy with the way it turned out, but I will be better about waiting to let primer and paint dry longer the next time I paint furniture!

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Andrea said...

Looks great! :)

Brandi said...

Thanks Andrea. :) Wish I had your talent though!!


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