I found a white jewelry armoire at a garage sale, and decided to give it a paint job. Here is a simple tutorial on how to paint furniture!
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How to Paint Furniture: DIY Jewelry Armoire
Upon talking to someone, I realized the “creative” in my blog title mainly referred to things like cheat sheets, not actually anything crafty or DIY. 🙂
BUT, I love trying new things, and painting furniture has been on my to-do list!
I’ve been looking for something that I could easily use for jewelry organization and make-up organization. I found this white jewelry armoire at a garage sale, for only $5! I love color and am addicted to painted/colored furniture, so when I saw this, I knew it would be the perfect beginner-painter project.
It has two cute sections for necklaces, and a mirror on the top.
It did have a few issues, though.
The top had a weird stain and bump from something. One drawer was inverted and had a crack. The back had stickers that were a *pain* to peel off. And one of the legs had some marks and nail polish on it.
We went with Sherwin Williams Snap Dry semi-gloss, which only took about an hour between coats. I was originally considering a bold coral color, but ultimately went with a soft mint!
To start, I used a tack cloth to gently wipe down the dresser. It helps get off all of the dirt and dust, so you can have a clean start before you start painting. (don’t skip this step)
After that, I sanded it, which took off the excess sticker glue, nail polish, and overall just gave a clean finish.
Then for the fun part, I was finally able to paint it!
I did a total of 3 coats, with about an hour a half between coats to be on the safe side.
The first layer was light, since I didn’t want to cake it on. We (my sister and I) used long strokes and tried to make them as even as possible, so the paint wouldn’t be choppy and uneven. I was actually pretty impressed with myself!
Three coats later (sanding in between each layer) and TADA!!!!
The beginning of my newfound chunky necklace obsession.
*literally patting myself on the back for the even paint job and feeling like Joanna Gaines*
Now, the edges and curves weren’t all 100% clean and tidy, but considering the last thing I painted was a ceramic dog eight years ago, I was happy with it. 🙂
I don’t have a ton of jewelry, so I filled the extra drawers with my make-up hoardes.
Here’s the before and after shot of my new jewelry armoire!
Have you ever painted anything? How did it turn out?