I have not been doing to many of my own pieces of furniture these days but I have been very busy with working on other peoples stuff. I finished a hutch for client a few weeks back and I LOVED it! It was very sturdy and had great lines. 

After removing the hardware, I gave this beauty a quick sand then primed it with Kilz spray paint primer. I used Oriental Silk by Behr. It’s my go to color for a creamy white. Then, I used a sanding block to distress some of the edges and finished her off with a polycrylic by Minwax in satin finish.

I also finished a table and chairs for a good friend of mine. She got the table and chairs from her father in law and it was a great set but the color of the wood was a bit dated. She found this amazing leopard print material at Mesa Sales in Mesa, AZ and the vinyl covering is from Walmart. I recovered the chairs after I painted everything.

I sanded the table and chairs down VERY well, primed it then painted it black then did 3 coats of polcrylic. When I am working on a piece that I know is going to get a ton of wear and tear I make sure I prep it very well. The prep work is key when dealing with a piece will be used daily. Then make sure to use a sealant of some sort. I almost always use the polcrylic by Minwax.

Off to pick up kids at school….Enjoy your weekend!
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    April 12, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    good tips on the table prep.
    and great job on both pieces!

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    April 13, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Oh goodness that hutch is adorable! Love it!


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    April 13, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Fabulous job on both pieces! Especially love the hutch!

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    Lolly Jane
    April 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Great “afters”! There’s nothing better than a fresh coat of paint to liven up a piece of furniture 😉 Good job, ladies!

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    April 17, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    What is the vinyl covering from Wal Mart? I have kitchen chairs I need to re-do — what exactly is that stuff? It turned out perfect!!

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    Dayle Hall
    April 25, 2012 at 4:02 am

    When you put multiple coats of Polycrilic on, do you sand in between each layer? I will be useing a paint sprayer, will that make a difference? Thanks

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