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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!


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


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.

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.

from Canary Street Crafts

When To Prep Before Chalk Paint