2019 sure seems to be the year for getting the to-do-list done! This little cupboard was one of the very first pieces that I purchased and let me tell you, it was in much-needed attention. So with this months challenge for Farmhouse Hens, being all about Shelf Treatment. This was the perfect time to share how to paint a dated farmhouse shelf and give it a fresh new look.
How To Paint A Dated Farmhouses Shelf
Furniture flipping has to be one of the most fun things to do to old furniture that you have. It also saves you a tonne of money along the way. Because instead of having to go out and buy a new bed, table or whatever it may be just a simple coat of paint can transform the entire piece. And also breaths a nice fresh feel into your home.
- Old shelf
- Fusion Mineral Paint – TSP
- Sweet Pickins Milk Paint – Love Bug
- Sweet Pickins Milk Paint – Dark Oil Wax
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Farmhouse White
- IOD Decor Stamp – Barnwood Planks
- IOD Decor Stamp – Typesetting
- IOD – Stone Gray Ink
- 120 Grit Sandpaper
- Old Lint Free Rags
- Old Brush for Oil Wax
- Staple Gun
Step 1 – Mix 1 cap full of TSP with some water and give the entire piece a good clean. The TSP helps remove any grime or oil build up on your furniture.
Step 2 – Mix up Love Bug with a ratio of 1:1 and also your farmhouse white for the backboard. The backboard on this cupboard had fallen off which made it much easier to paint. Give your cupboard 3 coats of love bug letting dry in between. Grab your 120 grit sandpaper and distress to your liking.
Step 4 – Give the backboard 2 coats of farmhouse white and distress. Then with your Barn Wood Planks Decor Stamps create a faux wooden back. Check out my YouTube Video with a step by step view of how to achieve this look. Let dry then distress.
Step 4 – Then using your typesetting stamps, stamp the words “Antiques For Sale”. Let dry and then distress and seal with wax.
Step 5– Using your old brush pop out some Dark Oil Wax into a plastic cup and with long strokes cover your entire cupboard. Don’t freak out with how dark it goes on! Leave for 20 minutes and then wipe off the wax using a lint-free cloth.
Step 6 – Using your staple gun, staple back in place your backboard.
And there you have a fun way to transform a boring dated shelf to give it a fresh new look! Be sure to check out below the other shelf projects below from my fellow Farmhouse Hens!
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