Make Furnishings Look Extra Costly With Black Paint! | Thrifty Decor Chick

make furnishings look dearer with a couple of coats of black paint!

I just lately completed up a fast portray venture and was so pleased with the outcome…I used to be reminded of the distinction black paint could make on a bit of furnishings!

Black is certainly one 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 reworked many objects through the years with a couple of coats of darkish paint, however this current nightstand venture is certainly one of my favorites as a result of it calmed the room a lot. 

I will present you extra and a fast how-to on how you can paint furnishings black in a bit, however first — a few of my favorites I’ve painted black through the years.

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 all the 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 inside the cupboard — I like the two-toned remaining outcome! 

black five panel interior door

I LOVE a door painted black…it is certainly one of my favourite residence decor particulars. 

blue painted wood stained nightstands

These come unfinished and far taller — I reduce 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 Drive) and it was a stunning shade that appeared 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 bought to portray these nightstands. I discover a couple of lighter coats provides a greater completed outcome than fewer heavy coats:

painting over wood stain

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

I do not often 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 yet 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 will not be what I might name prime quality furnishings, however they’ve held up fairly darn properly through the years. 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 a superb cleansing with a gentle cleanser earlier than beginning. 
  2. Calmly sand with a low to medium grit sandpaper to knock down any type of protecting coating and/or grease and dirt on the floor. (You do not must do a drastic sanding down to reveal wooden.) Vacuum up any sanding mud earlier than portray.
  3. I hardly ever use primer on painted wooden, but it surely’s at all times a good suggestion on unfinished surfaces. 
  4. However for those who’re portray a light-weight piece black, you’ll be able to 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 high quality paint will self-level to a stunning, easy end. 
  7. Let your primer and/or coats of paint dry and treatment between coats. The directions on the can will let you know how lengthy to attend (though I hardly ever wait fairly THAT lengthy between each.)
  8. If the floor has a tough texture after the primary coat, do a really gentle sanding earlier than persevering with to the second. 
  9. I discover a protecting coat over painted wooden will not be often wanted, except the floor will likely be actively used. So for a lobby desk that you just hardly ever contact — not wanted. For our nightstands I did two coats of poly since we use them day-after-day. 

Remember to let the paint dry for a couple 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 consider 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. Total the look is so elevated!

The very best 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 couple of extra free updates in right here that I will share with you quickly! I am thrilled with the small adjustments I’ve made.