The project that will go down in history as “The Office” is finally coming together. Just love it when all the hard work you put in finally starts paying off! Now that we have Stripped, Fixed Cracks, Sanded, Painted and Stenciled, it is time for the Office Furniture Refurbish.
Each section of the room was completed as I finished the Feather Stenciled Walls, mainly because I needed to get everything back in it place and calm the chaos. The first section (after the closet) was the filing cabinet with the Vintage Owl Lamp corner. The next one was the Office Furniture Section. As I stenciled the walls, I was also giving the furniture coats of paint, sanding, staining and wiping.
Did I ever show you this? The sectional office furniture unit had been dismantled and scattered all over the room and painting the walls had started. I was hating life during this period and really wondering if I would ever get done.
The top cabinets of the office furniture “sectional” had to go out on the porch and they stayed there for a really long time.
Here is what the office looked like before the project began and the furniture dismantled . This furniture has been with us for about 10 years. It has seen
hours years of homework, work projects, video game battles and has the wear and tear to prove it.
Can you believe the difference a little paint, stain and elbow grease makes? Don’t throw out your stuff because you want a change! You can enjoy years and years of service out of furniture by refurbishing. It really is a simple four step process starting with a coat of flat latex paint with primer. Since we are distressing the paint job does not have to be perfect, but avoid drips. Drips don’t distress well.
You could skip the staining and leave as is after sanding. For this particular project, I did apply stain. Here are the steps.
- PAINT AND ALLOW TO COMPLETELY DRY
- SAND WITH AN SANDER FOR A HEAVY DISTRESSED FINISH. HAND SAND FOR LESS DISTRESSING
- APPLY A COAT OF STAIN. DO NOT ALLOW TO DRY! LET IT SOAK IN AND WIPE WHEN IT STARTS TO THICKEN AND STICK.
- WIPE. TO LIGHTEN, APPLY A LITTLE PAINT THINNER TO YOUR CLOTH. TO DARKEN, REAPPLY STAIN. AFTER THE STAIN HAS DRIED AND CURED, YOU HAVE TRANSFORMED YOUR FURNITURE! Love the way this filing cabinet turned out!
Everyone in the family agrees that this Office Furniture Refurbish was a GREAT improvement!
So ready to enjoy another 10 years with this functional and updated furniture.