14 Feb. 2012|
Primitive furniture diy,plans for bunk bed with trundle,mini pool table diy - Review
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on new furniture for it to fit into your primitive style decor. You can find lots of different furniture pieces at garage sales, flea markets, and through online advertisements like Craigslist.
Remove any hardware from the furniture so that it will be easier to paint the surface and not have to worry about knobs or handles getting in the way.
Take a heavier grade sandpaper and use it to sand down areas on the furniture where wear and tear would most likely naturally occur. Take a mid weight sandpaper and lightly sand the furniture over the worn areas like the corners and bottom areas of the piece.
If you wish you can add a sealer to the paint, but some people prefer not to because it can take away from the primitive, rustic, look of the furniture. With primtive furniture you usually have areas where you see another color coming through the piece.
If you do choose a sealer, go for a matte one as it will give you the best results when it comes to the primitive feel. You can choose to keep the original hardware or look for knobs and handles that have more of a primitive feel to change the appearance of the furniture even more.
If you plan to buy some secondhand places be sure that you look at the style and quality of the furniture rather than than things like the color and hardware because those things can easily be changed, but you can’t change a cheap wood into a quality one.
You may also want to place your furniture on a drop cloth or a large old sheet to protect your surface from paint.
Make sure you get all the sandpaper dust off the furniture before you continue to the next step.