In this blog I wanted to share my road to refinishing my master bedroom furniture. It took me a while but definitely worth it.
I have had my bedroom furniture since before my son was born which will be 15 years ago this spring. I loved it when I first got it. It was reddish color with a big sleigh bed.
As the time passed we broke the bed frame, went from queen to king mattress and couldn’t use the headboard and footboard anymore and I stoped loving the color of the furniture. I still like the shape of it. So about a year ago I decided to do something about the bedroom look. My Husband and I went out and bought some barn board and he built us the headboard and the bed frame.
And that is where it ended. Life got too busy and I just couldn’t or maybe even would’t commit the time to paint the furniture. Until this Christmas break where I found my self a little antsy after a few days off. Since I already had all the supplies I decided to just dive in. So I did. The whole process took me about a ten hours spread out between two days.
First I started with the nightstand and the tops. I was using the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and various different paint brushes. I also used Annie Sloan clear and dark wax. I also used the brushes to apply these waxes.
After I took the drawers out and removed all the hardware, I gave it a good wipe down with a wet cloth. Once it dried I sanded it down with a sanding block. It was a very light sand just to remove any stuck on dirt or lint that was on it. I didn’t actually remove any paint with the sending block. You don’t need to sand anything. The paint goes on the surface without a problem.
Once I was ready to apply paint I first applied the Annie Sloan French linen. I dried brushed this on by dipping the brush lightly into the paint and than dabbing most of the paint off on a cloth. I covered the top of the furniture very lightly and made sure that the original color showed through.
When this paint dried I applied Annie Sloan Old White the same way. Once I was done with the top I took the Annie Sloan Old White and painted the rest of nightstand and the drawers. I followed the same steps for the rest of the furniture pieces. So only the tops had both paint colors on them.
After the paint dried I applied Annie Sloan Dark Wax to the tops. I used the brush to apply the wax and than used a cloth to rub it in.
For the rest of the furniture and the drawers I sanded the edges where I wanted the original color to show. I used a 400 grit finishing sand paper. Once I reached a look I wanted I dusted the sanding dust off before I waxed it. I used Annie Sloan Clear Wax. I applied it with a brush and than buffed it with a clean cloth. I covered all the furniture with a clear wax, the tops as well.
I am extremely happy with the way it turned out. I got brand new furniture with very little effort and very low cost. My next project is an electric fireplace with a mantel that I got for a steal from Kijiji.