Part 1:Furniture Refinishing: Sanding and Prepping
Before you can apply a fresh coat of paint to a thrift store find, you’ll need to get the furniture ready for its transformation. Barb demonstrates basic prepping techniques on a vintage nightstand and coffee table, showing how to remove the hardware, rough up the veneer with sandpaper, fill hardware holes with wood filler, and clean and vacuum the surfaces. You will also learn how to tape off your drawers for clean, painted lines, and apply polyurethane to spots where you've added wood filler.
Part 2:Furniture Refinishing: Painting Basics
Now that you have prepped the surface of your furniture, you are ready to start painting. In this class, Barb demonstrates two of her favorite painting techniques. First, she shows how to apply two coats of latex paint to a wooden coffee table. Then, she demonstrates “milk painting” on a nightstand to create a textured, antiqued look. Barb gives plenty of tips for getting into those detailed areas and creating a lovely, finished look in either medium.
Part 3:Furniture Refinishing: Paper and Decoupage
Create a pretty pictorial effect on your furniture with wallpaper or high-quality giftwrap – no drawing skills required. In this class, Barb shows how to choose a wallpaper that coordinates with your base paint, and then demonstrates covering drawer fronts, adding a lining, and installing your own fun hardware.
Part 4:Furniture Refinishing: Color-Blocking and Painting Techniques
Want more creative ideas for designing furniture that pops? Barb shows how to paint a bold, geometric design on a coffee table, and demonstrates a couple of options for finishing your furniture using wax or wood stain. By the time you are done watching, you will have all the tools you need to create beautiful, custom-designed pieces for your home.
Create a pretty pictorial effect on your furniture with wallpaper or high-quality giftwrap – no drawing skills required. In this class, Barb shows how to choose a wallpaper that coordinates with your base paint, and then demonstrates covering drawer fronts, adding a lining, and installing your own fun hardware. Learn how to:
- Accurately line up and trim your wallpaper design
- Apply wallpaper using Mod Podge
- Sand and finish paper seamlessly
- Line drawers with paper
- Add updated hardware
Browse members' projects from this class and share your own work! Learn how to take great photos here.
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1018 users recommended this class to a friend
The prep process was thoroughly explained. The instructions were clear and concise and possible outcomes were explained if instructions were not followed.
More than 3 months ago
ONE THING I could not stand, and has always been something I dislike is the sound of the SANDPAPER lol!!!! REGARDLESS, I Definitely agree with the words "Less is more." I love how much love and dedication you put into your work, that's what makes your ART so amazing. I FEEL like redoing furniture in a different way, your way, every which way is probablly one of the best forms of art work, that Ive experienced that takes more work other than of the average form of art, ALL though I've never experienced with glass blowing. It takes such hard work, dedication, and knowledge, that A lot of people dont realize its not JUST about slapping paint on something. very awesome piece of work BTW!!
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