For as long as I have had small children, I have purchased scratch and dent, marked down furniture. Since I had my second child when my first child was 14, that has been for most of my life.
The reason that I like to buy marked down furniture with a scratch or two is that when they run their trains and cars over it, I don’t have to worry that it might hurt it. So, what if it gets scratched? I am going to end up repainting it one day anyway. If I had paid full price for a piece of furniture, I would freak out if I saw that they had scratched it. If I had paid a lot for the furniture, I would never be able to repaint it.
I have had this chest for about 10 years, and it is time for all the dark wood in my house to go.
My foyer was still painted gross gold from 2002, so I decided to paint my foyer Revere Pewter along with the rest of my house. I wanted to repaint the wood chest, and for some reason I just grabbed a can of silver spray paint, drug the chest out the front door, and sprayed away. Even though I have read many blog post about spray painting furniture, I was sure that it would look horrible, and I would be sanding it and repainting it. I was shocked that it looked beautiful. I have been repainting furniture for years, and I was so surprised that the chest looked just like it was store bought this color.
I had planned on painting the drawers, but I placed them back in the chest to see how it looked, and I loved the look of the wood with the silver.
I have been using the spray painted chest for a year now, and I have to say that the paint job still looks beautiful. I am not sure that I would spray paint a piece of furniture that is used a lot, like a table, but since this is a foyer piece, it is perfect.
I spray painted the mirror over the chest silver, so they would match. I purchased a small bench and small chandelier at the thrift store. I made the artwork and pillows for a fresh updated room.
My chest makeover with spray paint is a quick and easy way to update a piece of furniture.