The best way to Make Furnishings Look Extra Costly With Black Paint! | Thrifty Decor Chick

The best way to make furnishings look dearer with a number of coats of black paint!

I lately completed up a fast portray mission and was so pleased with the consequence…I used to be reminded of the distinction black paint could make on a chunk of furnishings!

Black is one in every of my favourite colours to make use of in a room as a result of it is a traditional — black furnishings is a chameleon that works in almost each area, irrespective of the wall shade. I discover black accents to be extra impartial as a result of they floor an area and provides your eyes a spot to relaxation. 

I’ve remodeled many gadgets over time with a number of coats of darkish paint, however this latest nightstand mission is one in every of my favorites as a result of it calmed the room a lot. 

I will present you extra and a fast how-to on find out how to paint furnishings black in a bit, however first — a few of my favorites I’ve painted black over time.

graphite black painted dresser

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Graphite is a really darkish grey, nearly black shade that I used to color all of our doorways in our final home. I like that paint shade!

painted vintage sewing cabinet

In our present home, I went with a semi-gloss black paint for the entire makeovers. 

DIY black and wood IKEA hemnes cabinet

My favourite black paint shade is Tricorn Black in a (semi-gloss or satin end) by Sherwin-Williams. It’s the BEST black furnishings paint!

I left the wooden end within the cupboard — I like the two-toned ultimate consequence! 

black five panel interior door

I LOVE a door painted black…it is one in every of my favourite dwelling decor particulars. 

blue painted wood stained nightstands

These come unfinished and far taller — I minimize down the legs to make them extra of a nightstand top. I like all of the storage the three drawers present. 

I had the beautiful blue paint (referred to as Gale Power) and it was a stunning shade that regarded nice with the wooden stained trim accents I connected to the fronts.

However for the previous few months, I have been eager to calm the colour scheme in our room. The grasscloth wallpapered partitions and darkish grey shade (Westchester Grey) are so soothing, and the brilliant colours felt misplaced. 

I lastly pulled out the gallon of black paint the opposite day and obtained to portray these nightstands. I discover a number of lighter coats offers a greater completed consequence than fewer heavy coats:

painting over wood stain

By the second coat, you will discover a BIG distinction within the protection.

I do not normally fill nail holes in stained wooden (it is arduous to discover a good stainable filler, and you do not discover the holes anyway). However as soon as the primary coat of black went on, they have been manifestly apparent. 

plastic wood nail hole filler

sanding nail hole filler

After cleansing them up another time, I gave the nightstands two extra coats of paint (for a complete of three) to cowl the unique paint and stain. 

These dressers are usually not what I’d name top quality furnishings, however they’ve held up fairly darn nicely over time. The entire piece is made of cheap pine. 

A number of coats of black paint made it look SO significantly better!:

Tricorn black IKEA nightstands

The steps and useful ideas for portray furnishings black:

  1. Give the furnishings cleansing with a gentle cleanser earlier than beginning. 
  2. Flippantly sand with a low to medium grit sandpaper to knock down any form of protecting coating and/or grease and dirt on the floor. (You do not should do a drastic sanding down to reveal wooden.) Vacuum up any sanding mud earlier than portray.
  3. I not often use primer on painted wooden, nevertheless it’s at all times a good suggestion on unfinished surfaces. 
  4. However if you happen to’re portray a light-weight piece black, you possibly can have your primer tinted darkish so it will not take as many coats to cowl it.
  5. Latex paint is greater than sufficient for a sturdy end with full protection. I’ve by no means used oil-based paint for a furnishings makeover.
  6. I exploit my favorite square-shaped paint brush for detailed areas first, then ALWAYS use a small foam roller for the flat surfaces to cowl the comb strokes. A top quality paint will self-level to a stunning, easy end. 
  7. Let your primer and/or coats of paint dry and remedy between coats. The directions on the can will inform you how lengthy to attend (though I not often wait fairly THAT lengthy between each.)
  8. If the floor has a tough texture after the primary coat, do a really mild sanding earlier than persevering with to the second. 
  9. I discover a protecting coat over painted wooden shouldn’t be normally wanted, except the floor shall be actively used. So for a lobby desk that you simply not often contact — not wanted. For our nightstands I did two coats of poly since we use them day-after-day. 

You’ll want to let the paint dry for a number of days to every week earlier than putting in {hardware} or inserting something on it. I put in our brass knobs when the paint was dry, however did not totally screw them into the drawers until days later:

black dresser brass knobs

I’ll by no means tire of a traditional black piece with brass accents! Chef’s kiss!

By the way in which, that gallon of black paint has painted two doorways, the tall toilet cupboard and our two nightstands…and I nonetheless have half a gallon left!

Do not underestimate the distinction a can of paint could make in your house.

I could not imagine how a lot the room “calmed” after these have been painted black. The room flows so significantly better — my eyes do not cease on the nightstands anymore:

Tricorn black nightstands

You’ll be able to nonetheless see the wooden grain on the entrance of the drawers, however I do not thoughts that in any respect. General the look is so elevated!

The most effective a part of this makeover is that I did not spend a dime. I like the change, it is so soothing and peaceable in right here now: 

black three drawer dresser IKEA

I have been making a number of extra free updates in right here that I will share with you quickly! I am thrilled with the small modifications I’ve made.