Budget decorating almost always includes a furniture makeover. As I was helping a friend redo her dining room, I saw a different life for this piece. She bought it years ago and wasn’t in love with it, but didn’t hate it either. So I suggested an easy furniture makeover. This one is super simple, yet gives the piece a whole new feel.
DIY Furniture Makeover
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First I used liquid deglosser (aka liquid sandpaper) just like I do on all furniture painting jobs. I used fine grit sand paper to sand off the top really well, then moved on to the drawers.
Next I used wood filler to fill in the holes…
then smeared it around really well with my finger to make sure the hole was filled.
Then I kinda smoothed it out with my finger. After that I sanded it all smooth. (But if yours still has tiny indentions, refill, let dry and resand.)
Once that was done I painted it the same way I paint all furniture. Then I found the center of the drawer and drilled holes for the new knobs, installed those and I was done!.
The whole furniture makeover took one afternoon, and it totally transformed the piece from meh to chic by using gloss paint.
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