Refurbishing (way cooler than it sounds)

I just recently painted this lamp and added a little pizzazz to it by adding sequins and glitter.
I really enjoy refurbishing furniture. I would consider it a hobby of mine even though I don’t do it as often as I would like but when I do, I get so many compliments. It’s so rewarding to turn something that people wouldn’t typically think is beautiful into something that catches EVERYONE’S eyes as soon as they see it. 

*ReFuRbIsH your RuBiSh*

It’s actually very easy if you want to revamp your home decor. I get tired of looking at the same thing all the time so I like to spruce up my living space. I will be doing a lot more painting soon since I am moving to a new place in Nashville in a couple of months and want to do more grey and turquoise color schemes instead of all turquoise. Expect to see more posts about it!

Original lamp given to me by my boyfriend.
Original lamp given to me by my boyfriend.
Finished product but I shortly realized the floral lamp cover looked better on it (first picture in this post).
Basically all you do to recreate this lamp is sand down the wood you are wanting to paint, get a paintbrush, and create away. It’s fairly easy to do but can be challenging when finding a color. I have been using Color Place Bermuda Bay paint because it’s the most mermaid color I could find. 🙂

Lamp I was given a few years back. I love the new modern look I gave it.
This lamp was given to me and originally had the floral lamp cover that is on the sequined lamp. I switched the lamp covers to spruce things up a bit and I’m so glad I did, it looks sleek and sophisticated now while the sequin and floral lamp is playful and fun.

This is my most proud refurbish creation. My mom gave this to me after having used it for 10+ years. I personally don’t like light wood so I went to Walmart and got a paint brush, Color Place Bermuda Bay paintMinwax Red Mahogany Wood Stain, and Minwax Polyurethane Aerosol in Satin to give it a gloss finish.

It took a total of two weeks because I was in college and had better things to do than stain my hands. (jk…kinda).

The process was easy:

Step 1: Sand all wood…sand it good.

Step 2: Use an old towel and disperse the wood stain in a straight line down the table repeatedly until satisfied with light color.

Step 3: Repeat Step 2 until happy with color. It will probably take a while to let it dry between each application but it’s worth it so DO IT!

Step 4: Paint the other areas you want to be turquoise.

Step 5: Post to social media and be praised for your talent.

If you have any more questions please let me know. I love sharing my hobbies with others and if you have any cool refurbish stories and pictures comment below. I’d love to see them! Stay groovy friends.

❤ Brooke Paige

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