This lovely desk and stool pair was painted to a flawlessly smooth finish by Abbey from Painted Home Goods with Vanilla Frosting. Read her tips to find out how you can get a smooth painted finish on your furniture every time!

My customer was looking for a petite desk for her young daughter and I had just the thing in my inventory.

Off white painted desk and stool with eco-friendly voc free furniture and home decor paint from Country Chic Paint

She chose Vanilla Frosting for the color and I got to work. After a good cleaning and a coat of Country Chic Paint’s Clear Bonding Primer to help the paint bond to the old finish, I painted 3 coats of Vanilla Frosting.

Off white painted desk and stool with eco-friendly voc free furniture and home decor paint from Country Chic Paint

Here are a couple of my tips for getting a smooth finish:

  • Paint multiple thin coats. It may take more time, but it makes a difference! A painting sponge is a great way to apply nice thin coats!
  • Thin your second/third coats with a little water to prevent your paint from thickening and showing brush strokes.
  • Sand between coats. A quick sand with a 400 grit sanding block is all it takes and gets a super smooth finish.

After 3 coats of paint I added a coat of Limestone glaze mixed with Clear Coat for a durable, white top coat.

Off white painted desk and stool with eco-friendly voc free furniture and home decor paint from Country Chic Paint Off white painted desk and stool with eco-friendly voc free furniture and home decor paint from Country Chic Paint

To see more examples of furniture painted with Vanilla Frosting, click here.

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think of this smooth, off white painted furniture finish!


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Abbey {Painted Home Goods}

As a mom to twin boys, I am always busy. Twice the fun, twice the work! My Twin Tornadoes and salvaging neglected furniture are my passions. If a twin mom in a small apartment can fix up and paint furniture, so can you! In today’s throw-away culture and tendency towards cheaply made, mass produced home goods, I seek to provide something different, something unique. Bringing new life to discarded finds is my way of contributing to the responsible thrifting counterculture. When shopping with PaintedHomeGoods you can feel good about what you buy. Enjoy!

Make sure to follow Abbey on her blog, figuringitoutaswegoalong. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!


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