painting spindles with a sock video

It never turned out smooth. It works! For your previously painted table legs, if it were mine I wouldn’t bother stripping them down entirely but I would sand to knock down the bad paint job before repainting. The table turned out gorgeous, Denise! . BUT if you are an apartment dweller or your only option is to paint indoors then today I'm sharing three tips for an easy way to paint chair spindles when you can't spray. You’re awesome , Amazing right!?! Hey! Your method of painting spindles actually looks like a lot of fun. My greatest concern was that my paint job would look too sloppy (aka- brush marks).. These little darning eggs are wooden ovals that help to push the toe of the sock out so that you can see where the hole is. Cait paintycait, Oct 13, 2005 #2. Then I taped everything in preparation for painting…. Your email address will not be published. I ended up priming with Kilz Primer (spray can) to stop bleedthrough before I painted. I considered just wiping of all the paint off and hire a professional, but then I turned to Pinterest. Sanding them smooth is probably one of those “duh” things that comes with painting furniture all the time . #slapiton works on ANYTHING cylindrical! Whether they were chair spindles, legs on a piece of furniture or ANY type of rounded piece with any type of detail, I dreaded it. I looked at SO much inspiration (and shared a bunch in this post) and narrowed it down to a simple wood tapered spindle. Using HomeRight products is the best way to paint spindle legs. I discovered that slap-on technique when I first started painting furniture and painted a baby crib. Nothing a little shim and Liquid Nails couldn’t handle. #slapiton works! It worked a million times better than a paint … Let's keep in touch! This method of painting spindles IS FUN! Flower painted rocks. I would prime with a bonding primer (preferably a stainblocking one), Dulux do one, I like the Zinsser ones. The table is solid and well built, but its little spindle leg had fallen off. Bless your heart! Looking forward to meeting you at the Prima event! We built ours 38 inches long to fit three brackets of sliding spring grips ($4 each at a home center) that we mounted under the shelf for tool storage. So, I guess if I look a little silly slapping on the paint (and yes, I literally slap it on – video included below),  if it helps one of you with just one paint project – mission accomplished. Your email address will not be published. How do you handle the splatter or do you not have that issue,? I remember thinking, “I don’t think this is the right way to do it, but it sure speeds things up!” Great minds think alike!! Thanks Julie, and I’ll bet you’re going to have some fun with this #slapiton technique! . Just wondering why you don’t spray the spindles? And ya, maybe I just like slapping it on…LOL . It didn’t have a polyurethane coat before, so I’m leaning towards doing without it. You can’t go wrong with that gorgeous floral! Also I think you like saying “slap it” a little much! What was going to be a dreaded project that might have ended up at Goodwill is now an exciting thing to think about. Most efficient way to paint spindles is to have one person each side. I’m passionate about furniture painting, photography, writing, and thrift home decor. Many of my best friends growing up were foster kids. After that, I did two coats of paint. The hat is just a toddler sock, while the actual snowman is a clear babble ornament which was painted from the inside and then decorated with sharpies so it had the smiley face we all adore. Thanks for all your excellent photos, descriptions and videos Denise – definitely inspiring me! When it comes to easy, flower rock painting is the way to go. I found this cutie four doors down from my house. You just taught me something new… I’m going to try that! The two nozzles aren’t the only great things about the Studio Pro. I have an old spindle backed rocker to refinish but put it off because I dreaded painting those spindles – on the back, under the armrests and also under the seat, holding the “rockers”. The little table is gorgeous, love the blue & white transfers paired with the pretty blue chalk paste. It’s quality paint in semi-gloss, so it should be pretty easy to keep clean. :) Read More…. I love the save and the makeover! Thanks, Maria! From shop WhiteandFaded. window.dojoRequire(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"mc.us12.list-manage.com","uuid":"d40a70e381e7ccbcb08937ddb","lid":"9df365d62a","uniqueMethods":true}) }), Copyright © 2020 Salvaged Inspirations • All Rights Reserved. Prior starting, I researched what to do and other DIY blogs regarding it, but once I started, I panicked. Easy peasy. There is definitely a tutorial for every skill level. If I overload my brush I do end up with a little splatter. I wore a plastic glove, put the sock over that, then dipped my sock covered hand in the paint, and rubbed all along the spindle to get paint in all the nooks and crannies. It’s flipping amazing!! First, let me say there are a NUMBER of ways to get smooth painted spindles and I think I’ve tried them all. hehe , that’s how i learned to put on my face foundation, lightly brushing back and forth and not slower brushing…, Really!!! It was a white before, but it had more yellow in it, and this time we went with a much crisper white. I hated painting them. Can’t keep your mind away from the waves? I also found the bloopers hilarious:), Hi Monique! Gets a little frustration out to… just be careful you don’t splatter paint on your face. I find it a real time saver too. I’m heading over to take a peek right now myself! I was going to do them all the same but a little more ‘whimsy’ seemed to suit it better. I just found your blog so I’m not sure if you spray furniture or not but that is my preferred way, and seeing as you sprayed the flat areas? Well, I’m so excited about today’s makeover and sharing this technique with you. P.S. It has made such a night and day difference and I am SO SO happy we were able to reuse parts of the railing–only getting new spindles–which still cost us about $1600 for the custom spindles, install and paint. Shut the front door!! I’m soooo excited to see them all done too!!! Next, the rocker is flipped over and the underside painted with a black chalk type paint. Pull the sock over the darning egg. This easy sock knitting pattern uses yarn dyed a shifting shade of midnight blue to add complexity to this otherwise simple pattern. Love that you use it on vases… I bet they look amazing! And now for some FURNITURE FIXER UPPER FUN! A striking balance that lends subtle beauty to any space is to paint the balusters or spindles beneath the wooden handrail, matching them to the wall or trim of the surrounding space. Hi Toia! Especially with the pretty transfer to make it more chic. You can see a bit of our stained carpet, but I’m happy that in about a week, the stains will be gone and we will have pretty wood floors in its place. I’ve been painting furniture for quite some time (a lot longer than I’ve been blogging, hence I call myself a “Newbie Blogger”) and by far a piece with spindle legs is always my favorite. I really didn’t want to strip them (SO much work!) xo. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You can give it a whirl with whatever brush you have on hand! Can’t wait to see your makeover. The table came out gorgeous . ….”shut the front door”….LOL… I like that reaction. for our spindles it took 3 coats, though the some of the trim pieces took 4 coats. Get it as soon as Tue, Dec 8. Organize your paint brushes, scrapers, roller frames, rags and paint cans with this shelf made from two 1×8 boards screwed together and reinforced with metal shelf brackets ($1). Our next-door neighbor at the time was a foster parent so I know first hand how difficult it can be from all the stories I heard. 4.6 out of 5 stars 8. Hey Sweet Friends, It’s … I’m going to use this idea on a cheap vanity and bench, probably from Target or something, that I’ve been wanting to paint and donate to a local shop that gives furniture, etc., to kids that are aging out of the foster care system. Aside from spraying with my spray gun, my slap on method is my hands down favorite even though it goes AGAINST what everyone else does! , Ha ha that is exactly how I paint spindles lol!! Even though the zebra patterned spindles were growing on me, I didn’t think Mique would like them so I took the plunge. xo. . x, LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS #SLAPITON SPINDLE PAINTING METHOD… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. A quick search of “metal stair spindles” on amazon.com gives you a lot of options. 96 $41.96 $41.96. After I was done painting the banister I had to face facts. I hated painting them. After I painted the top in this Fluff Chalk Mineral Paint, I added French Ceramics, a gorgeous blue and white floral furniture transfer. All images, tutorials and work are copyrighted to Salvaged Inspirations 2012-2019 ©Salvaged Inspirations. How fun- love the sock idea! I have dry-brushed before and believe this process will work beautifully! Additional photos or text may be available with my written permission. Thoughts? I hate painting spindles! Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. The Before – Unfinished Vintage Rocking Chair. It sure does Jenna! And thanks for the table kindness Christy. XOXO, It works like magic right!!??!! Iron spindles (or balusters) are a great way to add some luxury to your otherwise basic staircase. The miracle worker that Pinterest gave me was to paint the spindles with a sock! . , Below are their BEFORE photos – visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and to learn how they did it! This is just another way of doing spindles to prevent brush marks because many people don’t feel comfortable spraying and/or don’t own a spray gun. IT MAKES MY DAY! She said she’s NEVER seen anyone do it like this. Quick and Easy Ways to Paint Porch Rails. Jul 5, 2014 - Spindles are everywhere! Required fields are marked *. I always get frustrated with the little drips/brush strokes but a sock would totally fix that. This is certainly a worthy technique but I have considered using a sock over a glove. A bigger brush will cover more area and give quicker results but it works with smaller brushes too. I love how this little table turned out. Please feel free to use ONE (1) photo per post with a credit link back to the original post. Who knew?!? Painting wooden chairs with all those spindles can be very time consuming and the quickest way to get the job done is with a paint sprayer. So looking forward to meeting you too!! Check out how to sand without dust here! Chairs, legs, beds, and more. This enabled me to paint the spindles of the Windsor dining chairs without a lot of overspray or paint waste. Painted Furniture | 10 WINNING Color Combos ». Heading over now! That’s when Pinterest came in to save the day. , Denise, you are BRILLIANT !!! It worked a million times better than a paint brush and went so much faster too! I recently bought some that had already been painted (several times) and they look awful. I just wanted to throw it out there that it also works when painting terracotta vases! Thank you, thank you, for showing us this technique! Pair of Vintage White Painted Spindles, with chipped old paint - very old! To repair the leg, I used Liquid Nails along with a small wood shim. In addition, painting the spindles a contrasting color can add visual interest to your room. I do spray a fair share of furniture. I decided on using chalk paint because there is no prep work and it’s so easy to apply! , i don’t pre=sand anymore but after cleaning i spray with shellac and that helps me wet destress faster, IF i want the wood to show through so it saves a TON of time and i only sand to SMOOTH out things. Your table turned out nothing short of gorgeous!! You can check out my full tutorial on How To Rub On Furniture Transfers here. I love your videos- they help so much. Wow that is awesome- thanks!! If you have any tips regarding this (I’m a total newbie), do share. It always looked messy. The legs were not sanded but I did give the tabletop and second shelf a sanding to smooth out the surface and remove the old finish. That is a sweet table now, Denise! The idea is to use the rubber glove to protect your hand, use the knitted glove, mitten, or sock over the rubber glove, dip your hand into the paint (your whole hand), and use the paint soaked hand to paint the spindles. , Filed Under: Blog, Chalk Paint, color, Furniture Fixer Uppers, Furniture Repair, Furniture Transfers, How To Tips, Painting Furniture, Trash 2 Income Tagged With: curbshopped, how to, paint spindles without brush marks, painted sidetable, painting furniture, painting spindles. And again, check it out… NO BRUSHMARKS! This is a great way since your hand can fit around the spindle easier and you won't have those brush marks. Apply paint or stain by spraying along each spindle or railing component, following the grain of the wood. I LOVE sharing... that's why I blog! Painting is the same process as priming, only this time it will be the top finish. Hi Denise! A bigger brush gets the job done SO much faster, I find! Thank you for sharing your technique in the video. This segment came to being because in our busy life it was difficult making the time for the involved and time-consuming projects that I love. Today I'm sharing How To Paint Spindles WITHOUT Brush Marks! Snowman Paper Lantern You can buy them at any craft store. I have been using this same method but deal with a lot of splatter. Just my two cent. WhiteandFaded. Isn’t she sweet?! To protect against overspray between the spindles, place sheets of cardboard behind the railing. Hi guys, When I first started painting furniture — spindles were a nightmare. DIY Repurposed Sock Snowman Ornaments. When she saw me painting spindles on another makeover, she was thoroughly amused and impressed… her words not mine! , So along with the debut of the #slapiton #siblogpainttechnique – I’m also joining my Furniture Fixer Upper friends. My sister Andrea requested this video. It takes about a full day to get all of the spindles and base painted (I did two coats), and it looks so much better than before. Well…I have been reading your blog for months, learning all I can about the best furniture painting techniques. When I saw the first pic I thought hmmm it’s missing a leg hahaha. I would never have thought of this technique myself so I am truly grateful for your video. Thanks for sharing !! I’ve used my spray gun, spray paint from a can, I’ve tried various brushes from round, soft, synthetic, natural and I’ve also used a sponge. I love this cute table. Painting your stair spindles can revitalize an old or uninteresting staircase. Your email address will not be published. Can’t wait to head on over to see your apothecary cart! Required fields are marked *. Grab a cup of java and stay a while. Excited to see the stairs! I always ended up with brush marks. I paint those for my plants and it works like a charm… I’d imagine anything cylindrical, really. — and actually a lot of fun, haha, Thanks for the great tips and tricks That’s exactly how I paint spindles too lol. The white on the stair railing is Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace; it is what we will use for our trim too. I have to admit that I was a bit unsure about how well painting switches and sockets would … Once you get in the groove of painting, you will have no need to … Thanks for doing such great work! . I have used socks for waxing and it works amazing. And I was shocked at how well the Provence Chalk Paste matched the French Ceramics… perfectly. If you don’t have a darning egg or don’t want to buy one, you can pretty much use anything that is round. Hope this helps. Every time I think about going I get butterflies in my stomach and I don’t know if it’s me being super excited or super nervous. ;) Anyway, glad you like the table and #slapitON technique. I used this renaissance chalk paint when I painted my laundry room cabinets and grey chalk paint on my bedroom furniture makeover. You could start a #slapiton movement! … and doesn’t it work great! . I'm humbled and flattered when you share my work, so SHARE AWAY! XO, Hi Denise. When I first started painting furniture -- spindles were a nightmare. Your email address will not be published. The instructions for these Easy Peasy Socks are specially written for the first-time sock knitter with lots of helpful hints and notes. Chair and table legs….get ready to get “slapped”! I’m SO HAPPY you tried it on your 8 spindle table and it works for you. 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