Paint Your Furniture…This Weekend

how to paint furniture

One of the easiest ways to change up your home without spending a bunch of cash is to simply makeover what you already have.  One of the ways I’ve made over what I have is with paint. Many of you have been painting furniture for years but some of you have yet to try it because you aren’t sure where to start and you don’t want to ruin what you have.  Or maybe you know how to paint furniture but you want to learn more about finishes and glazes.

how to paint furniture

how to paint furniture

My friend Mandie now has 3 different ebooks about painting furniture.  Did you know that Mandie has been my painting furniture mentor for over two years now?  She’s been painting furniture for years, teaches private classes and even has a store where she sells her pieces.

how to paint furniture

I emailed her in a panic in desperate need of painting help when I painted our main eating table and hutch and she coached me through using the right tools to get the finished results that have held up to our abuse for over two years.

how to paint furniture

If you’ve always wanted to paint a piece but didn’t know where to start, Mandie can virtually hold your hand to with her ebooks that you can easily download onto your computer.  They are full of photos and easy to understand information.

Click here to visit Altar’d Furniture, see more photos and check out the ebooks

The 3 books available are::

how to paint furniture

How to Paint Furniture (*Without Going Insane, it’s an updated version)

Most Wanted Finishes (*15 of the most highly requested finishing recipes for glazes and other topcoat types of things. Two words: Peacock Tarnished)

Decorative Finishes (*all that extra stuff you always wondered about like chalkboard paint, maps on furniture, stencils and more–enough to keep you busy transforming what you already have)

*my own descriptions

how to paint furniture

This weekend only, use the code : NESTER at checkout and get 25% off your total purchase of Altar’d ebooks. Get inspired and learn how to paint furniture the right way–you could read the ebooks today and have a painted piece finished and looking pretty by next week!

*I’m an affiliate with Altar’d which means Nesting Place gets a percentage of the sales, have a blog? You can sign up to be an affiliate too!

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  1. I’m actually finishing painting my dining room table sometime this weekend! I primed it a couple days ago. I just started painting my furniture earlier this year and I am so happy I did. It has opened so many possibilities for redecorating/restyling my home. xoxo

  2. I had the privilege of sitting across from Mandie at dinner one night at Haven. She’s lovely. (And such a snappy dresser!) Thanks for the discount – I just saved $5.75 and lots of stress!

  3. Funny you should mention this! I’m just taking a break now from painting my porch table and chairs {my first foray into Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and I’m already addicted!!!}

  4. You have mentioned this ebook many times…so I am going to guess its definitely worth it. I already paint my furniture but would like to know how to paint better so it will withstand lots of wear.

    • I think it’s really worth it, actually, I would have paid the price of the ebook just for the name of ONE product that she used because it’s something I had never heard about until Mandie told me about it and it’s made all the difference and I think that’s why it’s all held up through our horrid abuse!

  5. Thanks for the info- I just ordered the how to book. I’ve been painting furniture for a few months now, but I think I mess up more often than I get it right, so maybe this will help. I joke that I should have named my blog “What Not to Do.” :)

  6. Don’t know how I missed your light over your table before…..I LOVE it. It is just what I have been looking for. where did you get it?

  7. Amazing timing… I was just thinking to myself that I need to buy her book and paint our dining room table. Then, viola, your post arrived in my inbox. Weird.

    Table needs to be painted because hand sanitizer spilled on the top (by the 4 yr old boy) ruined the finish. A table clothes hide it, but create a hazard when the 10 month old boy pulls on the hanging edges. Glad to see your table is holding up to your older boys – clearly I will need something durable.

  8. I have wanted to buy this book for a while, but I hadn’t yet. Now I have thanks to the code you offered! :) I’ve already read it, and I have learned a lot! Thanks so much. :)

  9. Thanks for the tip, Nester! I have a few pieces that I plan to paint soon. I met Mandie at Haven; I’m gonna pop over there now! ~Kerri, A Pop of Pretty

  10. Painting furniture sounds so intimidating, but this gives me some courage to try it out!

  11. I CAN”T STOP thinking about the unique garland that is hanging on your hutch. Is it Newspaper? Did you make it? Is it Orderable? I must know! Please Please post about this! I’m usually pretty crafy, but I can’t figure it out…even after trying to zoom in a hundred
    ps: Thanks for the tips!

  12. This is giving me courage to paint my furniture this weekend. The designs shown over here are just too beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  13. These are really wonderful ideas shared over here. The pictures are so lively. Thanks for the tips.

  14. I’m curious, have you used Annie Sloane’s chalk paint? I’m considering using it for a set of dining room chairs and wondered if you’d had any experience with the brand? Either that, or I may lime the wood. Have you by any chance limed wood? I’d love your input.

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