It is so simple to turn light furniture darker, but how do you take dark furniture and lighten it up? In this blog post I will show you exactly how! This is my most popular DIY project to date. Y’all love it and can’t get enough!
The video tutorial can be found here on my Instagram page. It is saved in my story highlights. Look for ‘DIY Furniture’.
This method does NOT require stripping of ANY kind! Isn’t that amazing?! The dark undertones actually help to achieve the beautiful beige finish. So don’t worry about stripping down any coating or coloring!
First, completely dust and wipe down your furniture. You want it to have a clean, smooth surface. Don’t use Pine-Sol or any other product that will leave an oily residue. Just a cloth with water will do. I also want to note that since you’ll be using paints, stains, and polys with fumes, I would recommend that you complete this project outdoors, in a garage, or in a shed. You’ll want a nice clear day without any wind (don’t want to risk any dirt or bugs getting stuck on your piece).
I highly recommend you watch the video tutorial on my Instagram profile. You are able to watch me transform my own piece of furniture and listen to my explanations along the way. It will only further your understanding of this process! Look for ‘DIY Furniture’ in my story highlights.