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A can of Zinsser BIN Primer, some paint and new handles. I spent roughly $17 on the primer and $21 on new handles. I used the left over paint from the bookshelf make-over previously and it's completely transformed it. Sure beats spending over $500 for a new desk!

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from domino.com

Pax Console Table

2. TRIM IT OUT. It’s amazing what a few inches of molding can do. I added dentil trim to the top of my wardrobes, and the crown made a huge difference

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I learned something very, VERY valuable at my Annie Sloan workshop.  When painting stained furniture from the 30's and 40's use a coat of Zinsser Shellac to seal up the stain and prevent bleed through.  For some reason the stain used during this time always bleeds through paint.

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from Bob Vila

How to Paint a Wood Floor

If wood floors not in good shape, paint with white with a bit of green. Not nearly as dark as this.

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from Canary Street Crafts

When To Prep Before Chalk Paint

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