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I love the look of a wood table paired with spray-painted mismatched thrift store chairs — just make sure all the chairs are painted the same color for a cohesive look!
(See also: 40 Ways to Use Spray Paint) For a fun and modern update to an old couch, try removing the skirt and painting the sofa legs a bright color.
But a good quality bristle brush gives better control of product with poly in general (and is the only thing I use when applying any type of Polyurethane typically) Remember, the Polyshades does contains poly (poly and stain in one). This was a small piece and I didn’t want to mess with clean up so I used a foam brush.
But just to be clear, regular paint style brushes are easier Purdy Stain Brush Minwax Poly Shades in Antique Walnut Minwax Poly Shades in Tudor (this is the closest shade to Espresso they have available now) Here it is with one coat. I ended up doing about 3 coats, letting it dry completely (read the can! If you just want to freshen up the color and shine you could stop at one coat. For and the cost of the Minwax Polyshades (of which I have a bunch left for other projects). I also did a quick update with 2 coats on this family room furniture….taking it from an “orange-y” oak to a beautiful, rich deep espresso/walnut color. (before pic is 9 years ago right after we moved into this house so excuse the mess. Aww, my son is a teenager now…sweet memories.) .I only have an “after” of the sofa table but it was the same “orange-y” color before.
You want to do this just enough to remove the shine so the Polyshades will have something to adhere to. NOTE-I’ve used both to apply regular basic stain ~and~ the Polyshades.
They are cheap, brightly colored, and already cut into squares!
You can sew them of course, but iron-on hem tape is again your friend.
If you've got an old table that numerous generations of kids have destroyed, why not paint the top with chalkboard paint and let the next generation go nuts with the chalk?
Lately I've even seen dressers, chairs, and walls painted with chalkboard paint!
One of the easiest ways to update an old couch is to add accent pillows in a fun and trendy print.