When we set our sights on being store owners we knew we’d be busy, just how busy? Nothing could prepare us.
It’s a whole new level of good busy…gray-hair-growing busy.
The creative side of picking and furniture upcycling is a blast…here’s just one of the latest…
I recently found this lovely French Provincial dresser at an estate sale. It was in near perfect condition. I know painting perfect wood makes some people crazy but I had such good results with this dresser that I thought I’d try and recreate the same successful outcome.
I first cleaned the dresser and gave it a very quick sand job. The superb folks at HomeRight let me test drive their newest finish paint sprayer.
What makes this sprayer unique is that you don’t hook it up to an air compressor, you just plug it in and go. I have a decent size air compressor and when I used my other sprayers in the past I would have to wait for my compressor to catch up with the amount of air my sprayer was using. Slow process. The HomeRight sprayer never skipped a beat and kept right up with me.
The other thing I loved is that it sprayed a fine spray…no splatters like other sprayers I’ve used in the past. I used KILZ primer which is pretty thick to begin with. I wasn’t sure if I needed to thin with a little water to ensure it went through my sprayer easily but I did anyway just as a precaution. I added about 3 TB of water after I filled the cup up completely and mixed with a stir stick.
Check out that spray…no splatters. It went on uniform and I was able to prime the whole dresser in no time flat. Really efficient with all those nooks and crannies.
My other hot commodity I found through HomeRight…the most awesome Spray Shelter. Its really like a tent and made to keep overspray within the shelter. I was painting on a bit of a windy day and I found that it also protected my piece from the wind and flying dust.
Genius I tell you.
The paint I used is a new paint by DecoArt called Maxx Gloss. I love chalk paint in every way except I do prefer a glossier finish. Maxx Gloss provides just that and self-levels beautifully. I didn’t even need to thin it for my sprayer. Just poured it in the spray cup and went to work.
New knobs, new coat of paint, new look.
And the best part, no brush marks.
I received the sprayer, shelter and paint samples at no cost to test. The thoughts and opinions here are my own.