A STEP BY STEP HOW I PAINT FURNITURE SPINDLES WITHOUT BRUSHMARKS #SLAPITON – YES, I REALLY DO SLAP IT ON! [VIDEO]
Hi guys, When I first started painting furniture — spindles were a nightmare. I hated painting them. Whether they were chair spindles, legs on a piece of furniture or ANY type of rounded piece with any type of detail, I dreaded it. It never turned out smooth. It always looked messy. I always ended up with brush marks.
Well, I’m so excited about today’s makeover and sharing this technique with you. My sister Andrea requested this video. When she saw me painting spindles on another makeover, she was thoroughly amused and impressed… her words not mine! She said she’s NEVER seen anyone do it like this.
So, I guess if I look a little silly slapping on the paint (and yes, I literally slap it on – video included below), if it helps one of you with just one paint project – mission accomplished. 🙂
So along with the debut of the #slapiton #siblogpainttechnique – I’m also joining my Furniture Fixer Upper friends. I’ll be sharing their makeovers and tutorials at the bottom of today’s post and I can’t wait to see what they’ve been up to…
…but first here’s the curb-shopped side table I started with…
I found this cutie four doors down from my house. The table is solid and well built, but its little spindle leg had fallen off. Nothing a little shim and Liquid Nails couldn’t handle.
Here’s the new look!
And check out these spindles painted with a paintbrush!
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HOW TO PAINT FURNITURE SPINDLES – NO BRUSHMARKS::
First, let me say there are a NUMBER of ways to get smooth painted spindles and I think I’ve tried them all.
I’ve used my spray gun, spray paint from a can, I’ve tried various brushes from round, soft, synthetic, natural and I’ve also used a sponge. The only thing I haven’t tried (and I did buy one because I’d like to try it at some point) is a painter’s glove. Aside from spraying with my spray gun, my slap on method is my hands down favorite even though it goes AGAINST what everyone else does!
STEP #1:: Clean
I started by giving this piece a super good cleaning with TSP mixed with water.
STEP #2:: Sand
The legs were not sanded but I did give the tabletop and second shelf a sanding to smooth out the surface and remove the old finish. Check out how to sand without dust here!
STEP #3:: Repair Leg
To repair the leg, I used Liquid Nails along with a small wood shim. If you have a screw hold that has worn, using a shim along with some glue is a great way to give it total grip again.
STEP #4:: PAINT SPINDLES [VIDEO TUTORIAL] #SLAPITON
If you have any issues with the playback, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel here.
STEP #5:: PAINT TOP AND ADD TRANSFER
After I painted the top in this Fluff Chalk Mineral Paint, I added French Ceramics, a gorgeous blue and white floral furniture transfer. You can check out my full tutorial on How To Rub On Furniture Transfers here. To soften the look, the transfer was sanded down.
STEP #6:: PAINT DETAILS ON SPINDLES
Using my same #slapiton #siblogpainttechnique I added details on the spindle with this Ceramic Chalk Paste which matches the French Ceramics transfer perfectly.
Isn’t she sweet?! I think this little table would make a great addition to a bathroom or work really nicely as a plant stand.
And again, check it out… NO BRUSHMARKS! 🙂
And now for some FURNITURE FIXER UPPER FUN!
I know you’re going to LOVE what this creative team of girls do. It’s inspiration and techniques six-fold! 😉
Below are their BEFORE photos – visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and to learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek right now myself! x
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS #SLAPITON SPINDLE PAINTING METHOD… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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