Painting Wood Furniture

March 23, 2016

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This month for the 12 Months of DIY Challenge, my blogging friends and I are tackling wood. Painting wood furniture in my case — and, I have had a couple of Vintage Bed Frames sitting in my shed just waiting for their turn at a little makeover. Let’s take a peek at how I made out…

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Be sure to follow along with our Instagram challenge (you can find me with the username: freshcrush, for all the details).  Submit your OWN wood projects this week, and we’ll share our favourite across all our IG profiles at the end of the challenge!

I found these beauties (a pair of them!) at my local Habitat for Humanity Store. I thought they had such a great shape. The vertical spindles made them almost modern. However, their finish made them look mis-matched and old. Time for a sprucing up!  (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection!

I instantly had a plan for the little one’s bedroom. Two matching twin beds, perfect for sleep-overs with her gal pals. She is getting to that school age, with friends and giggles and birthday parties. (*Ahem*… excuse me while I shed a singe tear… how does this happen so fast?!)

The fine folks at Fusion Mineral Paint provided me with a few supplies for this project. Namely, that gorgeous paint in the shade of “Ash”. But first, I did a little easy prep work to my wood bed frames.

Supplies for Painting Wood Furniture:

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection!

Don’t worry. It was nothing too complicated. You can absolutely handle this in an afternoon or two. First. a light sanding. Nothing too abrasive, just a easy-going sanding with a fine paper. You just want to get that glossy finish scuffed up a little.

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection!

Next, I like to take an extra step and use a deglosser (in this case, a TSP spray). Especially with all those curves and bends — I just want to be sure my painting surface is perfect for accepting that gorgeous paint!

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection!

Then a good wipe down with clean water. Easy as pie.

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection!

I gathered all my future fabrics for the Kiddo’s room. There is a lot of them, likely won’t use them all, but seeing as the room is still under construction, I wanted to take them into consideration when choosing my paint colour.

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection!

How about that giant Buffalo check, hey??! Yep. This Ash colour is just the ticket!

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection!

Two coats with a paint brush finished things off. The process was easy-breazy. And, just look at that perfect chalky finish! Almost too perfect for the cabin and our little cabin life… but rest assured, they’re coming home with us!

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection!

I have my bed rails on order, and they should arrive in a couple weeks! Exciting! After that we just need to pop the mattresses on and add some pretty bedding, and they’re ready to go! Well… after all that construction, and flooring, and painting business we have going on at the house. But, we’re getting there!

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection!

These beds were a steal! After painting and bed rails and the original cost of the frames from the thrift shop… we’re sitting at about $120, for both sets! Not too shabby!

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection! Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection!

How gorgeous is that deep grey? Ash is the perfect name for this shade! Big thanks to Fusion Mineral Paint for providing the paint for this project!

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection!

I mean, look at that! ^^

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection!

Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY wood project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.

Painting Wood Furniture is easy! How to paint wood furniture and vintage pieces with mineral paint a few simple supplies! The Ash colour is perfection! 12 months of DIY.

From the top left, they are:

Wood Slice Art from Vin’yet Etc.

Ikea Bedside Table Revamp from PMQ for Two

Painting Wood Furniture from Fresh Crush

Easy Wooden Table Makeover from Woman in Real Life

Wooden Rocking Horse Upcycle from Mommyzoid

Metallic Painted Nightstand from New House New Home

Industrial Side Table from Love Create Celebrate

Wood Coffee Table Tray Gets New Makeover from Time with Thea

Paint Dipped Frame from Brooklyn Berry Designs

Giant Reclaimed Wooden Clock from an Electrical Reel from The DIY Mommy

Beach Inspired Farmhouse Dresser Upcycle from Sustain My Craft Habit

Twig Houses from Life is a Party

24 thoughts on “Painting Wood Furniture

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  8. Thea

    You are so resourceful and creative. Thanks for sharing the tips I picked up. One is to use the spray TSP to give it a good cleaning. I also love how you draped the possible fabric choices to help pick your colour. You picked a perfect choice of paint colour and the bed frame did turn out really well!

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  10. Ariel

    love it! Now let’s see it in your kid’s room with those amazing fabrics. I’ll be checking back for progress on this one for sure.

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    1. freshcrush Post author

      Thanks Heather! Yep, rustic for me. Only choice living in the cabin while we do renos. But it sure is peaceful… and beautiful, perfect for these bed frames. ;)

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