The Cheap & Easy Way To Paint Furniture





cheap furniture redo, flip furniture, cheap furniture, paint furniture, how to paint furniture without sandingFlipping furniture is a big trend right now. Awesome! I mean, why buy new furniture when you can easily save so much money by revamping something you already have (or find cheap or free)?

Fixing up furniture is great in theory but sounds like a lot of work, huh?

Not necessarily. Contrary to popular belief, you do NOT have to sand or strip your furniture before repainting it. You just need to wipe it down and spray paint it. For realz, it’s that easy. But, the key is this…

You can’t use the cheap $1.00 spray paint.

That would just be too good to be true. You need a quality spray paint, like Rust-Oleum. It’s only about $4 at Wal-Mart. You can either buy a can of spray primer and a can of spray paint, or get the paint and primer in one. We did the primer separate from the paint. We used this lovely satin Espresso…furniture flip, save on furniture, furniture savings

But doesn’t the cost of supplies start to add up fast?

It cost us about $32 total to paint a dresser and night stand. The primer cans and paint cans were about $4 a piece. It took four cans of primer and four cans of paint to cover them. That is way cheaper than spending $200 or $300 on a new dresser.

Trust me, for that kind of savings, it’s worth the little bit of work.

We turned this free set of roadside furniture into a great set for our boys’ room. A little bit of spray paint (and new hardware) took it from this horrible mess…

To this beautiful set…

(Somehow I missed the before picture of the night stand. Sorry about that.)

What started out as a Saturday morning scroll on Facebook local yard sales that led Hubby to jump out of bed and go grab a raunchy looking set of FREE furniture without even taking time to brush his teeth (we couldn’t let it get away people!) ended up as a really nice addition to our boys’ bedroom. The one they were using was smaller and didn’t match the other pieces of the room. They had been needing a better set for a while.

Hubby made it happen in a few hours one Saturday with $32 and some dresser hardware we already had. I have a good man y’all!




You can afford to have a nice looking set of furniture even if your budget isn’t very big. Revamp a set you have, buy second hand or even pick up free curb-side furniture and re-do it! No shame, y’all! Spray paint is fairly cheap and so easy to use. Why not?!

What do you think? Have you spray painted furniture before? What’s your process when it comes to redoing furniture? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

XOX, Gabrielle

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XOXO, Gabrielle

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