We are back with The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest® and our January sponsor is HomeRight. I am so excited to have received an awesome HomeRight Finish Max Sprayer to use in this challenge. The theme is “Spray it Pretty”. This is the piece I started with:
Doesn’t this little deacons bench just scream 1990? But it was in great shape and a really solid piece with deep storage that I always need. My Dad picked this up at a yard sale for $15. This fits perfectly in my upstairs hallway to store extra linens.
I received free product in exchange for writing this post. All opinions are 100% mine.
The first thing I did was give it a good cleaning as this baby was dusty! Let me start by saying, I have never used a paint sprayer before so I was a little nervous. But this Finish Max Sprayer makes it so easy I can’t believe I haven’t used it before! I can’t wait to use this sprayer on spindled chairs which I hate painting!
I used Country Chic Paint in Pebble Beach to refinish this deacons bench. I started out slowly to test how it sprayed and once I was comfortable with it I just started spraying in nice, even strokes similar to how you would use spray-paint. It really gives it such a smooth finish.
Once the entire piece was done I let it dry overnight then flipped it upside down and sprayed the entire piece again. I really was amazed at not only the coverage but also how much paint you save by using the sprayer. You water down the paint first so it really takes up less paint and the finish is just amazing! I love to transfer graphics to furniture and felt this bench needed something. I went to one of my favorite websites for French Graphics, The Graphics Fairy and printed out a beautiful image. If your image has words, be sure to print out a mirror image as you transfer it face down. I ended up just using the bee hive and then a bee image on the seat.
I used an image transfer medium and let it sit for two hours.
Then you just peel the paper off and use a damp rag to remove the rest of the paper. Be sure to gently rub the paper off. Also, next time I would let it sit overnight to really adhere well. The entire piece was then finished off with a clear wax.
I love to show a side by side picture to really see the difference Paint makes.
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