Oh yes, I did. I painted laminate furniture. Can I get at 'Holla' for a pretty furniture makeover! Something old and ugly turned into something cute and keepable :-) And it really wasn't that scary either, promise.
Here is a backside view of the chairs. Aren't they cute? I love the little squirrel cut outs. I thought about just selling this set and buying an unfinished set but then thought, 'what the heck, why not try to paint it and see what happens!' I'm glad I did, cause it turned out soooo awesome! I couldn't be happier.
Zinsser Cover Stain Oil-Base Primer. This stuff rocks...big time. It allowed me to cover that dark yet oh-so-bright orange/red and do so WITHOUT sanding any of the surfaces! Cut out a step? Yup, I am all over that! I need to work quickly during Oliver's naps so I tend to choose spray paint over regular paint in a can. I just can't deal with brushes and drips when I'm on a time constraint, I'm waaaaay to impatient. This stuff was the perfect thing for me.
After I wiped everything down, I sprayed all the furniture completely with the Zinsser Primer. That means no orange showing through whatsoever. I let everything cure for 2 days just in case I had some weird peeling issues, which I didn't, yeehaw!
So if you happen to have some laminate furniture in your home that you are not loving, try a little painty-paint job on it and give it a new life. I am so lovin' this new piece in the girls' room, it totally fits the feminine style and look of their room so much better than that bright orange and I didn't have to buy another set and sell the old one to get it, yayyyy!
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