Steps for painting stained furniture.....

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I want to plan on painting my mom's bedroom set...it's stained a brown - and want to paint it an off white with some distressing....any suggestions...I have a sander, will I need a coat of a primer then 2 coats of paint?? And what paint would be best for painting furniture pieces?? Thanks!! : )
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  • 3po3 3po3 on Jun 26, 2012
    Lisa just posted this project today: http://www.hometalk.com/?sort=new#!/422991 It has a link to more information on her site, but she claims her chalk paint requires no sanding or priming, and she got away with one coat.

  • Jan P Jan P on Jun 27, 2012
    Thanks for the link - it's what I am going to do!! : )

  • 3po3 3po3 on Jun 27, 2012
    Great. Be sure to post a photo of the reborn bedroom set.

  • Lisa Lisa on Jun 28, 2012
    Jan, I LOVE annie Sloan Chalk Paint. There's no sanding required. You can order it online. You could paint the dresser white and then strip and retain the top dark. It's a beautiful look. Aso, I would distress with a sanding block. It's easier than regular sandpaper.