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Friday, May 5, 2017

How to update a table - Cut and Paste with Overlays

Today I am going to share how to update a old table by cutting and pasting some overlays onto it!

I entered a Fab Furniture Flipping Contest! It is a contest where a group of bloggers compete by updating and revamping furniture for prizes. There is different themes each month. This months theme is Cut n Paste with Overlays.  And we use decorative panels to update the furniture. 

Here is how my piece started out

Very brown with some scratches, it has tons of potential and can be a great piece but it just needs a little bit of love.  That is where overlays comes in. For this piece I custom mixed a blue color and just kinda threw it together. This is how it came out

After I painted in the pretty beachy blue  color I sanded it all down and distressed it around the edges and in the groves to give it a bit of a older look. 

After all that I took the decorative panels and marked where I needed to cut the overlays to put on the table. To cut the panels I used a rotary cutter to ct them it was easy to cut and didn't take long at all. After they was cut I decided to not paint them and leave them white. and I used E 6000 glue to glue them in place and it worked wonderfully. 

After all that was finished the only other thing that needed to be done was the table needed to be waxed! and that was it. That is how easy it was to update this table into something great!

You can go see how all the other projects turn out over here. If you would like to participate in the contest you can contact to find out 

Disclosure:  A special thanks to O'verlays for providing product for this Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest. All opinions are 100% my own

Friday, January 27, 2017

shutter privacy screen makeover with Home Right finish max sprayer

"Spray It Pretty"

This Months  The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest® contest is sponsored by HomeRight 

So for my piece I chose to use the finish max sprayer on a shutter privacy screen that was picked up at a yard sale for $10! It started out looked pretty dirty and it was just time for a update

I decided to just used some Sherwin Williams latex paint to cover these in a light grey/white color
It was very easy to get the sprayer ready to go! all you had to do was make sure everything was attached well, and check to see how long it would take for the paint to come out of the sprayer with the tools that are provided with the sprayer. I needed to water mine down some so I did. After that i jumped right in and plugged up the sprayer to a ac outlet and got started. The finish was so smooth and it was so easy to use and fairly quick. 

The first coat did go on really well but as you know most pieces need two coats for a full coverage, so  I let the first one dry completely then finished it up!

The screen was old and chippy and crackle and has a lot of character so I didn't really have to do much to after that, but i took about 60 grit sanding sponge to it and sanded on all the raised areas to give it even more farmhouse feel!

And that is all I did to it! a fairly simple project that made a world of a difference and defiantly sprayed it pretty once again! I love how they turned out. 

How would you spray a piece of furniture you have pretty?

Be sure to check out all of the entries that are sprayed pretty

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