Spring Furniture Makeover: Aqua Credenza

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Despite the snow on the ground, spring is here. My daffodils are blooming, the birds are singing and the sunshine is a bit brighter lately. I’m fully embracing the springtime feelings and trying to add splashes to my home. Adding color through painted furniture is such an easy way to bring spring into your home. So I got to work painting a piece of furniture for some instant spring! Want to learn more about my spring furniture makeover?

A spring furniture makeover featuring a pastel aqua paint on a credenza. This piece went from stuffy to gorgeous! #painted furniture #fusionmineralpaint #springdecor

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Spring Furniture Makeover

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A spring furniture makeover featuring a pastel aqua paint on a credenza. This piece went from stuffy to gorgeous! #painted furniture #fusionmineralpaint #springdecor

I used Fusion Little Tea Pot in the Tones for Tots line and it is gorgeous! I’m a huge fan of aqua and this color does not disappoint!

Credenza: Before

A spring furniture makeover featuring a pastel aqua paint on a credenza. This piece went from stuffy to gorgeous! #painted furniture #fusionmineralpaint #springdecor

I picked up this piece from a local shop because I loved the small scale and the pretty lines. Those carved handles are gorgeous! The wood was gorgeous and I felt a bit of fear that I was ruining something precious. But part of the reason that I love painting furniture is that it gives old pieces a new chance at life. This piece felt very precious and “fancy.” When a piece of furniture feels too fancy, it can limit it’s uses. As it is, I can only see it being used for it’s intended purpose: in a dining room.

Spring Furniture Makeover: After

A spring furniture makeover featuring a pastel aqua paint on a credenza. This piece went from stuffy to gorgeous! #painted furniture #fusionmineralpaint #springdecor

Now it’s gorgeous and doesn’t feel too precious at all. This credenza would be perfect in a dining room, but just at home as a changing table in a nursery! In a spare bedroom, it could be filled with extra blankets and towels. It would be perfect in a play room for toys. Or as a media stand. Painting it seems to have given it more opportunities to be used!

A spring furniture makeover featuring a pastel aqua paint on a credenza. This piece went from stuffy to gorgeous! #painted furniture #fusionmineralpaint #springdecor

Fusion Mineral Paint is so easy to use. I painted a coat of shellac on this piece because mahogany bleeds through light colors. Then I just painted a few coats of paint onto the cabinet, including the knobs. I normally love changing out knobs, but these were perfect.

A spring furniture makeover featuring a pastel aqua paint on a credenza. This piece went from stuffy to gorgeous! #painted furniture #fusionmineralpaint #springdecor

When the paint was dry, I lightly distressed the edges. This helps accentuate the pretty curves and details, but it also helps it from feeling too perfect.

A spring furniture makeover featuring a pastel aqua paint on a credenza. This piece went from stuffy to gorgeous! #painted furniture #fusionmineralpaint #springdecor

I loved the Fusion furniture wax. It smelled amazing and went on so smoothly! I loved how soft it was. The finish is very matte, adding only a slight sheen. I’m becoming a huge fan of waxing furniture, so expect a full post on that in the future.

A spring furniture makeover featuring a pastel aqua paint on a credenza. This piece went from stuffy to gorgeous! #painted furniture #fusionmineralpaint #springdecor

Pretty drawers are my thing. I love to use pretty papers to line drawers for a special touch. This is a wrapping paper that I bought at Home Goods.

A spring furniture makeover featuring a pastel aqua paint on a credenza. This piece went from stuffy to gorgeous! #painted furniture #fusionmineralpaint #springdecor

So what do you think? Does it feel like spring to you? Are you trying to ignore the snow outside your door as well?

 

Check out the other Spring Makeover Participants

Nicole from Visual Heart – Vintage Dresser Makeover
Rachel from Craving Some Creativity – Blue Painted Dresser
Kendra from Joy in our Home – Dining Room Buffet Makeover
Lindi from Love Create Celebrate – Small Side Table Makeover 
Jessica from Petal + Ply – DIY Easter Boxes
Emy from Semigloss Designs – Spring Furniture Makeover 
Barbara from Markova Design – Painting a Table 
Thalita from The Learner Observer – DIY Abstract Art
Jen from Girl in the Garage – Stenciled Bookcase
Areeba from Mint Candy Designs – Kitchen Island Makeover
Amanda from Natural Mommie – How to Paint Ikea Furniture 
Sammie from Down Redbud Drive – Nursery Rocker 
Marianne – http://www.songbirdblog.com/spring-colors-on-painted-pots/

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A spring furniture makeover featuring a pastel aqua paint on a credenza. This piece went from stuffy to gorgeous! #painted furniture #fusionmineralpaint #springdecor

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