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115 Furniture Painting Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts - The Lazy Girl's Guide to Furniture Painting

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The Lazy Girl's Guide to Furniture Painting - 115 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts to Save Your Time, Money, & Sanity is 117 page full color eBook with over 90 photographs showcasing valuable tips and …

The Lazy Girl's Guide to Furniture Painting - 115 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts to Save Your Time, Money, & Sanity is 117 page full color eBook with over 90 photographs showcasing valuable tips and shortcuts from professional furniture painter and blogger from refunkmyjunk.com. To purchase this book visit http://refunkmyjunk.com/book/

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  • 1. The Lazy Girl's Guide to Furniture Painting 115 Furniture Painting Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts to Save Your Time, Money, and Sanity This work is the sole creation of the author. All tutorials, tips, tricks, and advice, though instructive and thought to be sound, are not warranted or guaranteed by the author, Refunk My Junk, Inc., or any entity acting on their behalf. The reader assumes all risk, inherent, and not inherent with any advice or instruction found within this work. The author, Refunk My Junk, Inc. and any entity working on its behalf assume no liability or responsibility for the work of any reader inspired from the works contained within this body of work. Copyright © 2014 by Refunk My Junk, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photography, recording or by any information storage and retreival system without permission in writing from the Publisher. Inquires or requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to: Allison Griffith allison@refunkmyjunk.com Produced by Refunk My Junk, Inc. www.refunkmyjunk.com Photographs © Allison Griffith Special thank you to Hayden Norwood of Haven Interiors for providing some of the photographs used in this book.
  • 2. For Scott, Axton, & Shepherd You are the loves of my life.
  • 3. Introduction............................................................................ 7 Before You Get Started................................................ 10 Supplies.................................................................................... 16 Don't Buy Into The Hype Setting Yourself Up for Success Shopping for the Perfect Paint Brush My Favorite Paint Brush Brush Care & Maintenance Cleaning your Brush Skimp on the Rest Where to Find the Best Deals Prep............................................................................................... 38 Pieces of the Puzzle Cleaning your Piece Let's Talk Sanding When Sanding is a Sin Sandpaper 101 What Grit Should I Use? My Favorite Sandpaper Electric Sanders Primer Table of Contents
  • 4. When to Prime Types of Primer Choosing the Perfect Color Let's Paint.............................................................................. 64 Choosing the Right Type of Paint Making your Paint Last Flip It Over Prop It Up Where to Paint Minimizing Brushstrokes Mixing Milk Paint Distressing............................................................................ 76 Distressing Guidelines Wet Distressing Methods Faking It 50 Shades of Distressing Distressing Mediums Distressing Milk Paint Distressing with an Electric Sander Antiquing.................................................................................. 91 Stain Glaze Wax Waxing Applications Finishing................................................................................... 102 The Key to Durability
  • 5. Curing Sealing with Wax Buffing Made Easy Hemp Oil Polyurethane Polyacrylic Your Finished Masterpiece......................................... 114
  • 6. Introduction
  • 7. When my husband and I got married in 2007 it not only meant the union of our lives it also meant the union of our furniture and belongings. When we meshed our lives together, under one roof, the result wasn't pretty. Mismatched furniture, black leather couches (which were promptly sold on Craigslist), and lots of family hand-me-down pieces filled the empty rooms of our new home. Before the days of blogging and Pinterest I perused a few woodworking websites, got inspired by the TLC television show Trading Spaces, and talked to a few not-so-helpful guys who worked behind the paint counter at the hardware store in search for advice on painting my first piece of furniture. I finally worked up enough courage to paint my first piece of furniture. I sanded, primed, distressed, sponged, layered paint, sealed, and recovered chairs. When my project was complete I felt the process left a lot to be desired in terms of fun. I kept thinking- there has to be a better way! I prodded for answers by seeking out woodworking experts, carpenters, contractors, faux finishers, authors of books, and anyone who would listen and answer my questions. In my search I quickly found there are two types of people – those who are willing to lend their expertise to help and then those who are closed off and unwilling to share any “trade secrets” to a fledgling little painter, eager for advice. There has to be a better way!
  • 8. Soon my creative hobby of refunking junk had turned into teaching monthly furniture painting workshops and writing a creative blog. After years of trial and error painting my own furniture I was passionate about showing others that anyone, even a banker of 14 years like myself, could create beautiful and custom looking furniture for a fraction of the cost. After teaching more than 400 students in my furniture painting workshops and reaching over 1 million page views on my blog I wanted to give you the gift of being a lazy girl - 115 tricks of the trade I have learned over the years to make my furniture painting process enjoyable, easy, and stress-free. Out of my frustration and search for the “right way” to paint furniture I found the most imperfect, cost effective, and flexible method to save time, money, and headaches in the furniture painting process. This book is for you – the beginner and the pro- who want to find joy in painting furniture. The Lazy Girl way.
  • 9. Before You Get Started

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