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Give Cheap Furniture a Classic Look

It's easy to transform modern-day "cheap" furniture and give it a classic finish with paint. I purchased this piece at a local thrift store and knew a little bit of paint would freshen up the look in a good way.


It was once a small vanity table as evidenced by the drilled holes on the back of the table top. But the mirror was long gone, so I filled in the holes prior to painting. Can you see how shiny and smooth the finish is? I get a lot of questions about whether laminated and/or shiny finishes can be painted, and the answer is "yes"!


I won't go into great detail on this post, but I've covered the topic about painting laminate in previous posts, which if you want more details and photos, please click HERE to read more about it. But to summarize the process:


First clean the furniture to make sure it is free of dust, dirt, and oils. Next lightly sand the surface with 220-grit sandpaper or sanding block. The goal is to slightly rough up the surface to gi…

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