Heidi from Lily Field Furniture gave this set a shabby chic, farmhouse makeover with a few of her favorite neutrals; Vanilla Frosting, Cobblestone, and Liquorice!

I love a good before picture, don’t you? One of my clients sent me these pictures and asked if I could help her. She wanted them transformed to fit into her farmhouse/shabby chic decor.

Of course I said YES! Paint can transform anything!

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For preparation I started by cleaning the furniture thoroughly. You never know what food and grease is on dining furniture. If I went straight to sanding I would have pushed that food and oil into the finish. By cleaning and then sanding you are making sure that you won’t end up with spotty grease marks in your finished paint. I used my orbital sander and went over everything with a 180 then 220 grit sandpaper.

We picked Vanilla Frosting for the pedestal portion of the table and Cobblestone for the table top and apron. For the chairs, Liquorice is the perfect black color! After 2 layers of paint I gave all of these surfaces a light distressing. This brings out the details and lends to the farmhouse/shabby chic look my client wanted.

For protection, everything got 3 full layers of Top Coat with light sanding in between layers.

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Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

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