Like many of you, we love to paint and create. This year our gift guide is full of items any furniture painting girl will love. Some are necessities for doing the job and some are little splurges that just make it more fun.
You might remember that last year we teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you 25 unique holiday gift guides. Well we’re bringing it back again this year. And the best part? Each blogger is giving away one item from their gift guide. 25 lists with fabulous gift ideas, and 25 chances for you to win free stuff!
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Things That Make The Job Easier
1.) Paint Storage Bottles We store a lot of paint, and hated that many of our paint cans got rusty and crusty around the top rim. Then when you open the can all that nastiness would fall into the paint. We ended up finding these storage bottles and they’re the perfect solution for storing paint. They’re squeeze bottles, so when you’re ready to use paint, just squirt some into a container and you’re good to go. You’re going to love them!
2.) Apron If you tend to be a messy painter like me you’ll love this apron. At $10 and lots of color options you can’t beat it.
3.) Waxing Brush You can use a rag to wax furniture, but a waxing brush makes it so much easier. This brush is much cheaper than other brands and it has great reviews. (Just be sure to condition it and remove loose bristles before using it the first time!)
4.) Portable Speaker So maybe this one doesn’t make the job easier, but it definitely makes it more fun! I’m always listening to music or a podcast when painting. A small portable speaker that hooks up to your phone or ipad would make a great gift.
1.)Ryobi Compound Miter Saw I used my miter saw all the time. For cutting trim, furniture legs, etc.
2.) ArmorAll Wet/Dry Vac A good wet/dry vac is essential when you’re refinishing furniture. You’ll be doing a lot of sanding and you don’t want to gunk up your nice vacuum with all that dust. This one is inexpensive, compact and powerful.
3.) Ryobi One+ Cordless Corner Cat Finish Sander This little guy is just as powerful as my corded sander. It’s the perfect grab and go sander and the battery fully charges in just 30 minutes.
4.) Ryobi Corner Cat Sander (Corded) I just couldn’t choose between my corded and cordless Ryobi sanders so I’m including them both! I own and use both all the time, and here’s what I love about each. If I’m sanding outside, I’m usually out in the yard away from the house. The cordless sander is perfect because I don’t have to drag out a bunch of extension cords. If I’m sanding inside, I can detach the little bag on the back of the corded sander and hook it directly up to my shop vac, which significantly reduced the amount of dust.
Essentials For Painting Graphics On Furniture
1.) Watercolor Pencils Perfect for sketching graphics onto furniture. You can choose a color similar to the paint color you’re going to use. If you mess up you can remove it with a damp rag, and when you paint over it the sketch lines dissolve into the paint, unlike a lead pencil. A definite must have for graphics!
3.) Paint Brushes You’ll need a variety of brushes in different sizes when painting details on furniture. This little kit will get you started.
4.) Printer I recently bought this printer and so far I’m really happy with it. I use it to print images onto transparency paper for my overhead projector.
Just For Fun
Want more chances to win great prizes? Each link below will take you to a new gift guide and giveaway opportunity. Keep in mind that these links will only work as the post goes live on their scheduled morning, so be sure to come back throughout the week and hit them all!
Monday (November 23rd)
Table & Hearth
Making it in the Mountains
Little House of Four
Bigger Than The Three Of Us
Delineate Your Dwelling
Petite Modern Life
Tuesday (November 24th)
Average But Inspired
Paper & Fox
Canary Street Crafts
Hawthorne & Main
Wednesday (November 25th)
Seeking Lavender Lane
Elizabeth Joan Designs
Addison Meadows Lane
Thursday (November 26th)
The Honeycomb Home
Our House Now a Home
Anything & Everything
Friday (November 27th)
The Summery Umbrella
Little Red Brick House
Kenarry: Ideas for the Home