I am part of a DecoArt Bloggers outreach programme and as you know I am always excited to try out new products and paints. I am a huge fan of chalk and milk paint, but I have always said there is no one paint that fits all projects. For this particular makeover, I knew I needed to make sure I used the right paint for the job, as I didn’t want to do unnecessary work to correct it!! I knew as the wood was old it would be tricky with the bleed through. So my plan was to use paint, which would seal and cover those ugly bleeds in the process! Luckily for me DecoArt has just the product! You can see all links below (affiliate).
I started by cleaning the cabinets and filling any gaps and damaged areas using wood filler. The cabinets also had a bit of a musty smell so I had to get rid of that too! The best thing that works for me is keeping the furniture inside in a warm and dry room and putting a mini dehumidifier inside for about a week and a half (or as long as you can).
I also had to remove the old hardware and fill the gaps. I re-used some wood from a chest of drawers I had and cut out and glued on the top part (which was missing) .
After sanding and prepping the side-table I was keen to try the paint. The first coat went on and you could clearly see the bleed coming through already. As I was using satin enamel in Natural Beige I was a little apprehensive as the shade was quite light. After the second coat the bleed was completely covered! Result!!
I must say I loved using the paint, it was self leveling too so I was not that worried about the brush strokes.
I decided to paint the inside in Warm White and outside in Natural Beige. I wanted them to look nice and simple as I was planning to use them in our bedroom (makeover following soon!) To finish the cabinets off and to add a little luxury feel to them, I added some new hardware and voila!
Don’t they look like completely different pieces?
** As a member of Blogger Outreach Programme for DecoArt I have received all items from the DecoArt free of charge, however, all views, experiences and ideas are 100% my own! This post contains affiliate links.