Well hi there! Thanks so much for visiting the blog today. I've got a furniture makeover to share with you. I just can't pass up a good piece of furniture that I can add some color to! See the clean lines on this baby, it's a score for sure! If your refurbishing furniture, and are looking for ways to do it, mineral paint is a great option.
I found this piece at a garage sale for only Five Dollars!!! It is solid as a rock you guys. This small side table is very heavy, it made for quite the work out to get from the garage sale back to my house, lol! I wanted to try out Fusion mineral paint and my little guy wanted a new (small) dresser to put his t-shirts in. He is tired of putting them on the hanger - for real. Anyway, I am always looking for ways to add some affordable furniture in our home. This is a great project and will go to good use. Plus, anyone that knows me, knows that I am always looking for ways to save money, and painting old furniture is a great way to do this.
Since this will be going in my sons room, I wanted him to choose the color. He really wanted black. Guys, everything in his room is already painted black. His bed is a trundle that I took from white to black. Dressers and side tables, all black.
So, I convineced him to go for a little blue! I saw this color, Homestead blue from The Painted Estate in Denver and I fell in love. I told my son I would add some black wax to it so it would look just a bit darker. He reluctantly, agreed. lol. If your looking to buy the product you can also purchase online here. (Please note that this post contains some affiliate links. Meaning at no cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and purchase).
Mineral Fusion Paint has zero VOCs, superior durability, easy one-step application and significantly improved strength. Delivering an exceptional matte finish, this 100% acrylic paint requires minimal prep work!
On this dresser, I did a light sanding with about 220 grit sandpaper, just in case! Oh, the other nice thing about this paint is that it also has a built in top coat, which is so nice if you don't want to seal or wax your piece. It does dry matte, but of course if you want a satin shine, you can add their tough coat finish.
Fusion is a great alternative to chalk paint. I've used latex paint homemade chalk paint and Anne Sloan chalk paint and I am finding that I like this product. I am currently working on a new product for a client so you'll just have to wait to see that one! I think that I'll just keep trying out all the Fusion paint colors until I've gone through them all.
So here is the piece painted. In the photo below, I haven't yet started applying the dark wax. (Remember, I told little man that I would add some dark to make it look more black!)
For the wax, I used Annie Sloan dark wax, since I had it on hand. I'm not one to buy up a lot of product unless I know it will be used.
Oh, and I've found the best paint brush to use for painting with Fusion is Staalmeester paint bush, you can find them here. I used to go cheap on the brushes, but with Fusion, you really will get the most bang for your buck by using one of these.
And here is the finished product! The dark wax brought out some green in it, my son said it looked like alagator, lol. I really like it. Let me know what you think and if you plan on trying out fusion yourself.
Thank you so much for taking time to read about my furniture makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint. Please let me know if your woking on a similar project or have any questions.
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