Hi friends!! I am so excited to share my latest furniture makeover with you. There is nothing like a good furniture makeover when you are trying to get the look for less, right?
So, I have been wanting to makeover this Chinese Chippendale table for ages. It has been sitting in my garage collecting dust. My husband just loves that It was purchased for a steal from the amazing Shavonda at SG Style, my local blogging buddy. It had good bones, but the color was blah and it needed a serious paint job! My procrastination ended when I was approached by Ipaint to try out one of their amazing paint products. I leaped at the chance.
Here is the before:
iPaint has been manufacturing high quality paint and coatings for over 55 years. They stock the largest selection of quality coatings in any size, in any shine, in any color, at the best price available, with free delivery and a written -warranty! They have unique paint such as swimming Pool Paint, Boat Paint, Epoxy Paint, Concrete Coatings, and Garage Paint Deck Paint. Huge businesses such as Disneyland and Google use their paint. How cool is that?
I chose their Blue Water Marine Paint Mega Gloss Alkyd Enamel. It is an amazing oil-based paint that is usually made for painting boats. So, it is super strong and durable and UV resistant.
I could not be more pleased with the results. The paint has depth, is durable, and is as shiny as glass. I have always loved the look of oil-based paint, but it is near impossible to find here in California anymore. I cannot say enough about how bright and shiny this paint looks. My piece looks totally transformed! The pictures don’t do it justice. It is more beautiful, with a glass-like finish in person.
I have to admit that painting with oil-based paint was everything I had heard it would be. I sanded and primed my piece, but still had to apply three coats of the paint. Every brush stroke will show if you are not careful, and clean up is a serious pain. I had to use paint thinner to clean my paint brush (and my hands) every time! It definitely requires patience.
However, it was totally worth it. You simply can’t get these results with a water-based high gloss paint. Here are the after photos.
The pictures don’t do it justice. It is more beautiful, with a glass-like finish in person.
I can’t wait to use this paint again. I think I may use it on my daughter’s desk because it is so durable. Head on over to Ipaint to find the paint for your next project.
Until next time . . .
*This is not a sponsored post. Ipaint did provide paint for my review, but all opinions, as always, are my own.
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