Susan @ Saw Nail and Paint
Susan @ Saw Nail and Paint
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Furniture Transformation With "Cosmetic Surgery" and Milk Paint


I found a pair of night stands at the Goodwill, and while perfectly solid and usable, the style just wasn't my cup of tea. Nothing a little furniture cosmetic surgery and some milk paint couldn't fix.
furniture transformation with cosmetic surgery and milk paint, painted furniture
I removed the doors and the skirt. I then added some new trim along the bottom and new turned feet. With the "surgical" portion of the makeover a success, I moved on to paint.
furniture transformation with cosmetic surgery and milk paint, painted furniture
I painted the entire piece with Old Fashioned Milk Paint in Tavern Green. I sanded and sealed it with hemp oil for a gorgeous buttery finish. I added new bone knobs to the drawer.
furniture transformation with cosmetic surgery and milk paint, painted furniture
The makeover is complete and my "patient" is doing just fine.
furniture transformation with cosmetic surgery and milk paint, painted furniture
For more details and photos of the step by step transformation, please visit my blog!
furniture transformation with cosmetic surgery and milk paint, painted furniture

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  • Old Fashioned Milk Paint
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  • Marilyn
    on Aug 2, 2016

    How did you remove the skirt at the bottom? Saw?

  • Jw_7101187
    on Aug 4, 2016

    Why do you have all the book spines reversed?

  • MM
    on Sep 26, 2016

    I really really love the colour you chose. It's very down to earth looking. Just a tad curio us though. You said the knobs were bone. Real bone? Faux bone? Or just bone colour?

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