March 1, 2010

First Furniture Redo

There are several pieces of furniture in our garage that are waiting to be transformed.  I decided to practice my painting abilities on this little shelf I picked up at a garage sale last year for $5 before I tackle the big stuff. 
Before:
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After:
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I sanded the piece and then primed using a grey tinted Behr primer.  Once the shelf was dry I used a mini foam roller purchased from Home Depot and gave the shelf two coats of paint.  I used Behr's "Black Suede" paint in a satin finish.   

I think I'm ready for the next piece of furniture!  

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  From Shabby to Chic @ Debbiedoos

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51 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh you are ready, wait til you get on a roll....I love to pain furniture! Good JOb!

Wendy said...

You did an awesome job! It looks fabulous! Isn't black paint the best? Can't wait to see your other pieces you paint!
wendy

Alicia@Thrifty And Chic said...

This turned out so clean and sleek, I love the transformation black paint can do to anything.

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Wow Emily, that looks awesome! Great job!

I can't wait until garage sale season.... around April in my neck of the woods. :)

Alisa said...

I think that looks just wonderful!! I have some pieces I need to paint too, I just never seem to find the time. Can't wait to see the other pieces you have.

Cindy said...

You did a great job! It looks really good.

blueprints of a southern belle said...

much better; kudos! :)

erin

Vee said...

Wow, what a little paint can do! It looks fantastic. I am SO itching to get my hands on some furniture to re-do....gotta wait til this Michigan weather warms up!

sarah louise said...

Five dollars?! Great job -- on getting a bargain -- and for making it into such an elegant piece of furniture! Very pretty. (o: I'm enjoying your flower pictures. Thanks for sharing!

concretenprimroses said...

What a nice shelf. Great price and great redo!
Kathy

Lost In Tarnation said...

You did a fantastic job!!! What a great score and it looks so awesome in black!!

Amy Kinser said...

Great job. It turned out wonderful; all dressed up.

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Sheri said...

Wow! That just looks great! May I ask, did you poly it? (Okay Sheri, go read the whole thing and leave her alone!) Thanks for linking to me!

Victoria said...

That looks so good, I love your little topiary too!

Melanie said...

You did a good job for your first piece. I am working on something right now and will post it when I get finished.

Can't wait to see what else you have to do.

Patricia said...

Looks wonderful!
I am still amazed at the power of black paint!~
Many Blessings
Patricia

Frugal Home Design said...

Great job. Time to move onto the bigger pieces. Can wait to see what you have in store.

Dawn said...

Painting furniture is an addiction. Similar to drugs and alcohol, so beware, LOL. You just took your first "drink". ;)

It looks great - can't wait to see what else you come up with!!

jen @ the inspiration studio said...

I love how a quick (or sometimes not-so-quick!) coat of paint completley changes the look of a piece! This looks great -- I never would have guesed it was your first attempt!

Joyeful said...

This looks fabulous!! Great job! You're definitely ready for anything!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

I am totally in awe of your furniture re-doing skills. That's something I wish I knew how to do! Maybe you could give me some tips :)

P.S. Was that real wood or laminate? Did you just paint it? I've got a dresser that's laminate and I've been wanting to paint it but wasn't sure if you could do such a thing??

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Wow, from yard sale to Pottery Barn with a coat of paint. Great job!

thesavedquarter said...

Looks fantastic!!

I've been thinking of painting the furniture in my kid's room but I've been nervous about trying it and not liking the outcome. I think I should just jump in and do it!

Jennie said...

Super, Duper Cute!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Yes, I would say you are ready to move on to the next piece! This it too cute! Great job.
You have a beautiful blog.

Treasia Stepp said...

It looks wonderful. I do believe you are more than ready to tackle the next larger piece of furniture now.

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Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE black furniture! The green accents POP great on it. Thanks for sharing it at the POPP.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Wow, that does not look like a $5 piece! Great job!!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I definitely think you're ready! I love the new sleek black paint job. What a great transformation of a $5 piece!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Go for it girl-get those other pieces done. This one looks AWESOME!!
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Its So Very Cheri said...

I hear the weather is getting a little nicer--back HOME.

Cheri

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

wow! that looks great! You are ready for another project!
Thanks for leaving a comment on my cane back chair re-do. Your kind words are appreciated.
gail

Formerly-Corn in My Coffee Pot said...

smooth!

I looks really great. Good job.

Continue- furniture re-doing!

Teri said...

It looks beautiful!! :)

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Great job - I believe you are ready for your next endeavor!
-Trish

Stephanie said...

I love it!!

xinex said...

Great job! Looks very pretty!...Christine

xinex said...

Great job! Looks very pretty!...Christine

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

it looks 100x better. nice job with the black :)

The Thriftress said...

Your bookshelf went from trash to treasure! Looks so sophisticated now!

Sarah

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow! It looks great. Yes, you are ready to move on to your next piece of furniture. Well done!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow! It looks great. Yes, you are ready to move on to your next piece of furniture. Well done!

Debbie said...

Thanks so much Emily, I remember this post it was an awesome redo. Thanks for linking up...do you mind putting my party link so people know the party is goings on:) and it is linked back Thanks

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Emily, your bookcase looks wonderful! What kind of paint did you use - spray paint or brush on? The finish looks perfect!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a cute $5 treasure!

Blessings,
Linda

Bonnie said...

What an awesome buy and transformation! Saw your post on Debbiedoos' party!!

cheeky curves said...

You did a great job on that shelf, nice smooth finish.

Victoria said...

That looks fantastic! And for $5, you can't beat that!!!

Chic Creations said...

Great job! Thans for sharing. Karie @ karieschiccreations

Rhiannon said...

it turned out great! youre ready for the next project. I'd love to link up one of my receipes in your next challenge!
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Thanks!