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Fab Furniture Flippin Contest “Spray It Pretty” HomeRight

Fab Furniture Flippin Contest

“Spray It Pretty” with HomeRight

I have been supplied with a HomeRight  HVLP sprayer.  All opinions are 100% my own.

 

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Happy New Year everyone! And there’s no better way of starting the New Year off right but to begin with another furniture makeover for the Fab Flippin Furniture Contest!!

This month’s sponsor is HomeRight.  HomeRight has a full line of Do It Yourself products that don’t just include paint sprayers and the like. They also sell steamers, heat guns, automotive items and more. For this month’s contest , the theme for the furniture makeover was “Spray it Pretty””so they supplied each participant with their own HVLP (High Velocity Low Pressure) Fine Finish Max Sprayer to use for this contest.

For this contest I  was feeling ambitious and I knew spraying would cut my time in half, so I decided to spray a mid century modern  vintage Bassett dresser AND  matching desk that I had just bought.! I knew this set would be perfect to use this sprayer on!  I wanted an elegant, and regal look for these pieces, so I decided to use a Benjamin Moore color called Ivory Tusk.  I had it made up in Pro Classic by Sherwin Williams in a Satin finish.

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What’s great about this  HomeRight HVLP sprayer is that there’s no need for an air compressor. You just plug it in to an outlet! The operation is very easy…unscrew the plastic jar,  and fill with paint that is thinned down. You can really choose any paint you desire. Chalk paint, milk paint, even oil based paint works in this sprayer.  They supply you with a viscosity cup, so you can test the thickness of the paint before you start painting.  I usually set my timer on my phone as I pour my paint through.  If it takes longer than the recommended time to go all the way through the cup, then I thin my paint a bit more.

Here is the dresser that I painted. It was in dirty and dusty when I got this, but the drawers ran smoothly and there were no repairs I had to make. In terms of prep, all I did was give everything a good sanding down  with my palm sander and clean inside and out very well.  I set up the operation in my garage, laid out plenty of tarps and drop cloths and covered anything else that I didn’t want to get paint on.  Another great feature of this sprayer is that there is minimal overspray. You can also change the direction of how you want the spray to come out of the nozzle.  It can be vertical cone, or horizontal depending on the piece of furniture you’re painting.  That helps a lot when you are working on different sizes and shapes of furniture.

Here is before of the desk. Just look at that original faux bamboo hardware!!  I took all the drawers out of the piece and took off all the hardware before spraying.  I sprayed the handles a bright gold to offset the ivory color of the furniture.

Here is the after! Look at that finish!! You could never achieve that lustrous, and brush mark free finish with any paint brush!  Clean up was a breeze.  I took off all the apparatus including the nozzle and the pieces inside it, and cleaned them out in soapy water.  Cleaning everything right away is really key, leaving it too long without cleaning gunks up the nozzle and the other hardware in the gun. It only takes about 5-10 minutes to clean and its well worth the minimal effort.

I must say, this sprayer is really goof proof. You can’t mess this up! I recommend doing a little bit of practice spraying on a board or two beforehand,  but once you get going there’s no turning back! Short, even strokes work best, and building up light layers work beautifully.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You don’t want to linger too long on one area, or the paint will start to pool, so you have to keep your HomeRight sprayer at a good distance and keep the sprayer moving at all times. The gun has a trigger, which when you release the paint stops flowing.

 

 

 

A little close up of the hardware and the smooth, perfect finish that the HomeRight Fine Finish Max Sprayer gave me. You have a lot of control with the sprayer. I didn’t even tape off the inside of the drawers. No overspray got inside, at all.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m thrilled with the outcome, and I can’t wait till my next project using the HomeRight HVLP Fine Finish Max Sprayer. A huge thank you to the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest for letting me participate this month’s contest!

If you are active furniture flipping blogger who is interested in participating in The Fab Furniture Flippin Contest contact: info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com

I’ve linked up at The Fab Furniture Flippin Contest,  where you can check out all of the other amazing  furniture flipping bloggers who have participated!

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Furniture Makeovers

Upcycled French Script Stenciled Coffee Table 

I rescued this lovely:( round leather coffee table from the side of the road in the rain a couple of weeks ago, Aside from the leather being in not so great shape and a bit wobbly, the rest of the table looked to be solid and well made! I threw it in my truck, brought it home and tried my best to hide it from my husband who now hums the “Sanford and Son” theme song whenever I bring any more furniture home!

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do to it right away, I usually wait a bit for inspiration to strike! I look on Pinterest and other blogs and websites for inspiration. I knew that the leather had to come off because it had too much damage but I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do on there to  highlight the center.

 

 

The leather had been gouged and torn in many places. Luckily I just started pulling up the leather and it peeled off very easily. Underneath was in fine condition. I filled and sanded down any deep divots in the surface.

I took the legs off the piece, cleaned the whole piece very well and then sanded and cleaned again.  I made my own chalk paint with some calcium carbonate and water and  some  flat latex paint I had leftover from another project. The color was Polished Pearl by Behr.  Here it is with the leather off and the first coat of the chalk paint.

 

Originally I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in the center so I left it unpainted at first.  Then I decided to paint the center the same as the rest of the table.

 

Not the best shot, but you get the idea. Here its all painted in the Polished Pearl chalk paint.  Because it is white, it needed about 3 coats of paint, sanded in between each coat.

 

Then inspiration struck! I had gotten some stencils for Christmas from my mom that I had been wanting for some time and I decided to use the  old french script stencil in the center of the table.  I just used some black acrylic paint I got from Michael’s.

 

Here is the top halfway done, and it looks so pretty with the stencil on there. You just need to make sure to line up the marks at the top and bottom so you stay straight.

 

 

I started the stencil in the center at the bottom and worked my way up to the top.  I didn’t tape along the outline of the circle, I just touched up the edge of the table with some chalk paint any areas I had applied any black paint by accident.  I used a stencil brush being sure to take off any excess paint on a paper towel before applying the paint in a stippling motion.  I wanted a faded look here and there, I didn’t want it looking too new.

 

 

 

And here it is!! I distressed the edges with a sanding sponge and did a light sanding over the stencil as well.  I let it dry a day or two before applying and buffing  2-3 coats of   Johnson’s Paste Wax over the entire piece.

 

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Just a close up to see the wood showing through.

 

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So, the next time you see a yucky looking table on the side of the road, don’t pass it by! It can become something beautiful again! Good luck out there!