Heidi from Lily Field Furniture chose a special custom color pink to give her mother-in-law’s furniture a fun, funky upgrade!

I am so excited to share this makeover with you today! Did you know that Country Chic Paint offers custom color paint? That means if you find a color swatch you love in the paint store Country Chic Paint can match it into their awesome All in One Decor Paint formula! I absolutely love this feature and use it quite often.

My mother in law is a spunky, colorful woman (no sarcasm, she really is!) and I was so excited to tackle this fun makeover for her. She wanted a bright, coral/watermelon/pink paint color for these two pieces. I met her at a paint store over her lunch hour so we could narrow down what she was looking for. She went back to the same color three times so I knew we had our winner. The color she picked is called Grenadine. I ordered the custom color and went to work prepping the furniture while I waited on the paint to arrive.

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To prep these pieces I did a little extra work. The drawer veneer was peeling and so I used Bondo to fix all of these areas. I also gave the pieces a heavy sanding because the previous finish was peeling. I didn’t want an uneven paint finish and so I sanded off those areas. Finally I cleaned with a TSP solution.

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I knew I was going to be distressing the paint to show off the wood details. I wanted a dark wood to show through on distressing and these pieces were definitely blonde. An easy fix that you might not have thought about! Simply paint a base layer with a dark color. For these pieces I chose Dark Roast as my base layer.

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I paid special attention to the edges and detailing when applying the Dark Roast as those are the areas I would be distressing. I took an extra step to be absolutely sure the base layer would stay put when I distressed by sealing it in with Country Chic Paint’s Clear Coat. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen this whole process documented on my Instastories!

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Once all of these steps were finished my custom color had arrived in the mail and I was ready to paint! A simple coat of Tough Coat was added to make the surface extra durable.

How fun is this result?!

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Sweet As Grenadine #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #pink #hotpink #desk #girly #customcolor #countrychicpaint #topcoat #clearcoat - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Sweet As Grenadine #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #pink #hotpink #desk #girly #customcolor #countrychicpaint #topcoat #clearcoat - blog.countrychicpaint.com

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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!

Make sure to follow Heidi on her blog Lily Field Furniture, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!