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  1. Hey Amanda,

    I liked that step 2 intro:”Sometimes I’m lazy and skip this step” lol … me too.

    Now, seriously, I am in the construction industry. I work as a pro and do DIY as well … but something that I’m not that good is at painting.

    I believe it’s because there are some many little steps to do and the waiting time between those little steps is what kills me:)

    But this is a good tip post. I enjoyed reading it. I hope next time I paint I have the patience to apply these steps to my process 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

    Adrian at ninjaDIY

  2. Wow! You’re definitely a pro at this! I’m just curious though, have you ever had the poly top coat turn yellow? I painted a dresser white and the poly turned yellow on me :(….. what did I do wrong?

    1. Hey Karrie! Yes, I’ve definitely had that happen – it’s so frustrating! Really, it just depends on the top coat that you’re using – some are more likely to yellow than others. We’ve had really good luck with Minwax’s Polycrylic, and I’ve heard Rust-Oleum’s Crystal Clear poly is really good for avoiding yellowing too!

  3. This yellow piece looks amazing in contrast to the dark wall, love it!

  4. Amanda – you have so many gorgeous furniture makeovers. We love the gray living room dresser with beautiful yellow handles. You give such great tips and advice for spray painting – we need to try that more!

  5. There are so many great pieces in this post, Amanda! I’m SO glad you talked about the time it takes for the paint to cure on a piece of furniture. You are totally right – the drying and curing time makes a HUGE difference in how long the finish will last. As always great advice! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thanks, CoCo! And yes, the curing time is vital!

  6. I love all of your tips and that yellow piece is STUNNING! What a show-stopper! Just amazing!

    1. Thanks so much, Lindsay!