Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture used one of our Lustrum Collection colors, Piece of Cake to create a beautifully smooth, modern finish on this wardrobe. Keep reading to learn all about her techniques!

Hello everyone! Recently I picked up this wardrobe at Value Village. I rarely find good pieces there that are somewhat in tact, but this time I found two that were in great condition and perfect for the colours I wanted to use on them. This wardrobe was painted in Country Chic paint in Piece of Cake. It is a beautiful colour that has received lots of attention and love. It has a grey undertone to it and light purple. It almost looks like a metallic is in it.

Dusty purple DIY painted wardrobe with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

To start off with a piece like this one you need to inspect it. You are looking for peeling veneer, chips or holes that may need filling, or any part of it that you feel would need fixing. This piece was in great condition apart from the very underneath had trim and it had peeling veneer around the entire trim area. So I scraped off the hanging and jagged bits and wood filled it along the edges. Then I had help with tipping the wardrobe onto it’s back so that I could get underneath and see properly. You can’t really see this part at all when its standing up but you don’t want to leave something like that in bad condition even if it is an unseen area. Once the wood filler was dry I used my orbital sander to sand down the entire trim area so that it was flat and smooth.
Once all the fixing parts were fixed I then cleaned my whole wardrobe with  a mix of vinegar and lemon, then I primed it with 2-3 coats of primer. You can do two coats depending on the bleed through occurring.
Dusty purple DIY painted wardrobe with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint Dusty purple DIY painted wardrobe with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint
Once it was primed and dried, I then started the fun stuff by painting. I did three coats of paint and then sealed with a clear topcoat.
Thank you for reading and enjoy painting!
Dusty purple DIY painted wardrobe with eco-friendly furniture paint from Country Chic Paint

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Megan {Lubbly Jubbly Furniture}

Hi there, I’m Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture. I grew up in the UK and came to Canada when I was 17.  I am a Mother of 4 and married to my amazing husband – this business of mine wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for him. I started painting furniture almost four years ago as a hobby grew to a real business in March of 2018. I love to restore furniture and just starting painting canvases as well. I’m really enjoying what I do and I continue to work harder and have fun while doing it!

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