When it comes to painting, I feel subpar and appreciate any product that helps. Cue Fusion mineral paint. A few of the girls at the Vintage Market already use the paint and some carry the line in their stores. Their pieces look gorgeous and they all rave about the results. My biggest dilemma was selecting a color and after much consideration, I went with the ultra white called “Casement”.
For my test run Fusion mineral paint project, I selected a score off of the Facebook marketplace. Have you been using this yet? It’s a much simpler way to post, sell, and buy stuff off of FB versus the traditional yard sale pages.
I was able to snatch a Thomasville matching china hutch and dining set with 5 chairs for ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS! Downsides: black lacquer paint (like what?!?), greasy home, and stuck drawers. I actually didn’t know this was a Thomasville piece until I pried a drawer open – I felt vindicated as it was difficult for me to spend that much on furniture to flip. After cleaning (Mean Green to the rescue), I used a 220 sanding block on the entire piece (aside from the top of the table which was left au natural) and then used a primer from Kilz to take care of the super dark lacquer issue. With only a two coats of the Fusion paint, the pieces were done! A friend did warn me that after it dries, distressing would be tough because this paint dries and sticks well. Some elbow grease and a few breaks later, the pieces were distressed. The final touches were the wrought iron hardware.
One other tip, I use duck cloth in a neutral color to recover the seats – this was my quintessential farmhouse set!
Interested in anything or have you tried Fusion paint with success? Let me know in the comments below!