TO PREP furniture that has a shiny finish before repainting you can do one of two things:
* SAND off the old finish (I use an orbital sander) Hand sanding is OKAY, just time consuming.
* PRIME with a brush on primer; like KILZ.
Sanding is preferable if you are going to distress your painted piece. You CAN still sand a primed then painted piece; just remember that the WHITE primer is going to shoe through BEFORE you get down to the wood. Neither method is BETTER than the other; just different end results.
(Read about how ‘clean’ and store my paint rollers and brushes HERE.)
After the paint is dry, it’s time to distress. Again, I use my orbital sander for this. (I really CAN’T do much hand sanding due to my bad back) Then I varnish just the top, and add knobs and I’m done!
I added some cute ceramic knobs with a chandelier design. Available in my booth at Stars for $42.00. (****OR if you go during the sale this weekend, you can get it for $10.00+ less!!) 25% off all regular priced items in my booth during the sale,