I love painting furniture! It gives new life to furniture and it is a great way to reuse what you already have! It is also an inexpensive way to keep up with decor trends. Today I am excited to show you how to paint furniture simply and flawlessly! And I also am hosting a fabulous giveaway!! Woot woot!
We used to have a playroom, but we recently realized that the playroom was not longer needed. So we found new homes for all the toys and we needed to find a new place for a large bookcase we had in there. We ended up putting the bookshelf in my son's room since most of the toys in it. Honestly, my son't room isn't complete, or even started, but we have a vision for it. And in our vision, a black bookshelf doesn't work.
After contemplating for some time what to do, we finally decided that the best solution for our out-of-place bookshelf was to paint it!!
So I pulled out my HomeRight FinishMax paint spray gun and got to work turning this black bookshelf into a blue one!
Now I fully realize that in photographs, black and dark blue don't look very different. I realize this is not a dramatic change, but in the room it makes a HUGE difference! So here is the before picture:
And here is my quick version of how to spray paint a bookcase in video form!
- HomeRight FinishMax Spray Gun
- Paint, satin finish
- Polyacrylic Sealer, satin finish or your preference
- Plastic or tarps
- Mask suitable for painting
- Tools to disassemble your furniture
First, we put plastic on the floor and walls, and then we disassembled the bookcase. Holy moly this bookcase has a lot of pieces!
Then we primed every side of each piece, painted it with 2 coats of paint, and then sealed it with 2 coats of sealer.
I used my favorite painting tool: HomeRight Finish Max! Seriously this sprayer is amazing!!
This is such an easy spray painting gun to use! You simply pour paint into the paint container and use the funnel to time how fast the paint comes out. The instruction manual has a guide for the paint speed. If it is too slow, you can add water until the consistency and time are just right.
You may want to strain your paint prior to spraying it to avoid clogs.
And then...you spray!
It has been so cold here we had to prime and paint inside. We were able to take it outside into the garage to seal because it warmed up.
I love that spraying the paint gives the furniture a flawless finish! There are no brush strokes and it is smooth as can be.
And the FinishMax makes painting furniture SO easy! The longest (and hardest) part of this whole project is the dry time.
And our blue bookcase now is a near perfect match to our son's blue dresser! The black really stood out in this room. It looks so much better in blue!
Our son is happy to have his toys back in his room and I am happy that this shelf finally matches his room!