Updating furniture color

When I’m not busy running around with a paint brush in my hand, you’ll find me running around…literally. So, I guess two years ago when I declared that my Accounting desk job wasn’t really doing it for me anymore, it should have come to no surprise.

However, transitioning into a hands-on creative role definitely did take some people by surprise. We had just purchased a fixer-upper and home renovations and interior decorating were taking over my life.

I was quickly learning that I loved the challenges of bringing an old home back to life and and finding ways to create your own mark on a space.

This passion evolved into me creating a furniture restoration company and a blog to write about not only my furniture makeovers, but also our home renovation projects.

) and I’ve enjoyed them in their brown state for a few years now, but have lately been eyeing them with black on the brain. First, you take off the seats by unscrewing those 4 screws.

This step just deglosses wood furniture and helps the paint to adhere better.

I do this instead of priming, which most wood pieces don’t require.

It catches light and makes for a more interesting surface." -Carey Maloney It's not a real Chippendale chair, but who cares when it's painted such a delicious red?

ack in 2002, I was on the cutting edge of the black painted furniture craze, when after doing a kitchen renovation at my house in Georgia, I painted my kitchen chairs black (which I shared about 2 years ago here). There have been many more furniture transformations using black paint since that day.

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