Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Who says you can't paint laminate furniture?

People ask me all the time if you can paint laminate furniture! I say heck to the yes you can!! I mean is there anything you can't paint? Not really.

I am really sorry that I don't have a before picture of this desk. I got this beauty for free from a neighbor that was moving. It was a dark brown color. If you look close you can see that I was lazy and forgot to paint a part of it by the keyboard. So just imagine that color on all of the desk.
First of all I sanded the edges, because I wanted a distressed look and I didn't want the laminate to show through when I distressed it later on. That's the only sanding I did though. Just the edges. Then I painted (GASP!! I didn't even prime!) with a large bottle of black Delta craft paint that I found left over from a different project. It took about 3 coats of paint to cover. Next I sanded the edges, again to distress it a bit. Then I sprayed it with 2 coats of polyurethane. To finish it off I added new $3.00/ea. drawer pulls. Not bad for a $9.00 redo, eh?


Carmie, the Single Nester April 13, 2010 at 1:37 PM  

Oops. I forgot to prime my desk. I guess that is why the slightest scratch shows through.

Ron and Connie April 13, 2010 at 8:16 PM  

I'm sitting here with my mouth hanging open! I have wanted to paint some shelves and a hutch that I own. I was told that I couldn't paint over the laminate. Now, thanks to you, I will be proving the 'know it all' people around me WRONG! Thanks for the FAB post Celinda!!

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