ReStore DIY – Give Your Wood Furniture a POP of Color!

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Yesterday, while taking pictures of some of the awesome new stuff we have at the store – I came upon this sad little table…completely unfinished and a blah natural wood color.  It was on sale for only $5 – only five dollars! I just knew something had to be done to bring some life to this little table.  So guess what I decided to do?  PAINT IT A CRAZY COLOR OF COURSE!

Nothing adds life to a boring piece of wood furniture like a little bit of bright green paint (Habitat green, I might add!).  Here’s a short how to for you on how I made this little table pop!

 

STEP 1:  Pick your piece of furniture and give it a good polish to make sure no dirt or dust is present.

 

 

STEP 2:  If there is varnish on your piece of furniture, rough up the finish a bit with some sand paper.  Wipe off excess dust.  Lucky for me this table was unfinished so I got to skip this step!

 

STEP 3:  Pick a bright, fun color of paint, grab a paintbrush and start painting!

TIP:  It’s easiest to start painting from the bottom up and paint in stages.  For our table – we flipped it over and painted the legs and bottom first, let it dry and then flipped it to paint the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 4:  Reapply several coats to ensure full coverage.

 

 

STEP 5:  To keep your furniture looking good – apply a coat or two of varnish to seal in the paint.

 

STEP 6:  Enjoy your awesomely, awesome new table!

 

We can’t wait to display it in the store – it will look perfect with a neutral couch and some fun decorative items displayed on top!  We definitely don’t recommend you go crazy and paint every piece of wood furniture in your house – but a few pops of color can really make your room fun!

And it’s so easy!

A Little DIY Inspiration From Your Friends At The ReStore!

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We have lots of super creative shoppers at our store everyday who use items they purchase from us and repurpose them into something amazing!  Their creativity has inspired us to research some really unique, funky ideas you can use in your own home from items available at the ReStore.

If you’re feeling inspired – stop by the ReStore and pickup some of these items and start your own project!