How To: Paint like a Pro

How To: Paint like a Pro

Here's the thing with painted and glazed furniture. It seems like it should be so easy. And since your goal is basically to get it to look like it came out of a barn, how tough can it be? Well, as I learned last weekend during my first furniture glazing attempt, it's not exactly intuitive. But this tutorial should give you (and me) all the knowledge we need.

In the Fun Lane blogger Holly Barker has broken down her steps to achieving paint perfection in three detailed posts. 

In the Fun Lane Paint Perfection

She takes you through:

- Equipment and tools

- How to pick a piece worth painting

- How to properly prep: filling holes, sanding, priming

- How to paint with a sprayer or without

- Using a glaze on paint or plain wood

in the fun lane paint perfection

And I'd say from the looks of Holly's home, filled with pieces she restores and sells through her store Whiteberry, she knows what she's talking about. 

Read part 1, part 2 and part 3 of Holly's Paint Perfection series. And if you want to see my so-so attempt at creating some barn-worthy furniture of my own, go here

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