If you missed the first two posts on the Pottery Barn Inspired Sports theme room click here for the reveal, and here for the vintage football scoreboard. Â Today I will show you how I transformed some rustic hand-me-down furniture with some blue paint to brighten up a boyâ€™s room. Â My sister-in-lawâ€™s brother got this years ago (as a hand-me-down) and had outgrown it. Â It was a SOLID piece and very well built but the rustic feel didnâ€™t suit my nephewâ€™s room.
Milky Way Premium Paint Olympic
Home Right Paint Sprayer
Scotch Brand tape with film
100 grit sandpaper
400 grit sandpaper
Minwax Wipe-On Poly
old t-shirt scraps
I love painting furniture! Â It is so fun and such a quick, easy and inexpensive way to transform a rather blah piece into something you would be proud to have in your home.
1. Â So the first thing I did was patch up some dents and cracks with wood filler. Once dry I sanded those spots down. Then I gave the entire piece and quick sand down with 100 grit sandpaper.
2. Â Then all I did was load the paint with some water into my sprayer and sprayed away. Â I also taped the drawers with some Scotch Blue tape with film so I didnâ€™t spray the inside of the drawers.
3. Â We let it dry overnight and then I rubbed on some Wipe-On Poly for some added protection since this will be in a 3 year old boyâ€™s room.
I am a firm believer in using well built but inexpensive furniture in a childâ€™s room. Â With all the wear, tear and use it gets do not spend premium dollars on a brand new dresser and bed when it will be scratched and dented in a few years. Â Save your pennies and wait until they can take care of furniture and then buy them something nice if you so desire. Â Although I must admit I donâ€™t have one piece of new wood furniture in my house. I just canâ€™t justify the expense knowing I can buy a used piece and give it my personal stamp.
Thank you to Loweâ€™s for helping me give my nephew a room to grow in. Â Do you have a room you that needs a makeover? Â Well Loweâ€™s wants to help by giving one reader $100 gift card. Â See below to enter.