Refurbishing furniture can be as easy as giving it a new coat of paint. And when you pick bright contrasting colors you’ve got a gorgeous statement piece! This is one of our “Buff Your Stuff” series where we take things we own and give them a whole new look. And what a dramatic difference this one is! This is an older unique piece of furniture, that in all honesty, we have no idea what it was originally meant for. But as you can see, with a little sanding and some paint and a few extras it became a lovely storage piece. Our tutorial for a $100 Bill Wall Decoration Idea was the perfect accent piece to place above this piece as you’ll see below!
Refurbishing Furniture Supplies Used
- Sanding paper or tool (We used this great little sander)
- White paint
- Teal paint (links are not exact brands we used)
- Gold paint for accents
- Metal corner brackets
- New knob (We purchased ours at Hobby Lobby)
This is the original piece.
The top flips up for more storage.
We did a quick sand.
Then we decided how we were going to paint it. We chose a vibrant teal and white.
We used some basic hardware to spice it up, painting the corner brackets gold. This shows the final knob we chose after testing out another style you can see below.
We painted the bottom portion of the feet gold.
The wood bar under the lid was also painted gold as were the metal brackets.
We also have a tutorial for the $100 Bill Wall Decoration Idea!