Furniture Makeover

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Dutch Boy® Platinum® Plus interior paint

Precut vertical wooden boards (approximately 1" thick x 2" wide)

Decorative Hooks

Angled paintbrush

Cub brush

Woven roller cover and roller frame

Paint tray and liners

Painter's tape

Flexible joint knife

Wood filler

Fine- to medium-grit sandpaper

Tape measure




Finishing Nails


Drop cloth

Clean, damp cloth


STEP 1: Lay down the drop cloth to protect floors; use painter's tape to cover trim, molding, ceiling and the edges of any adjacent walls.

STEP 2: Using the angled brush, apply paint just inside taped areas, then paint remaining area with the woven roller; remove painter's tape while paint is still damp; allow paint to dry 24 hours.

STEP 3: Prep vertical wooden boards by lightly sanding any rough surfaces; wipe with clean, damp cloth to remove dust or debris.

STEP 4: Using the angled brush, paint all sides of each board; allow paint to dry completely.

STEP 5: Using the tap measure, determine the center point of the wall by measuring wall to wall and lightly marking with a pencil.

STEP 6: Install vertical boards using a precut jig and mark the end points; level and secure boards to the wall with finishing nails and hammer; install remaining boards to the wall.

Tips: Use a stud finder to locate studs. If you don't have stud finder, know that most light switches and outlets are attached to a stud, which are typically spaced 16 inches apart.
A 16 inch precut jig is recommended. You can adjust the length based on the length of your wall.

STEP 7: Use wood filler to fill in all nail holes and gaps; sand and use the clean, damp cloth to smooth wood filled surfaces and allow to dry.

STEP 8: Use the flat brush and paint to touch up wood filled areas.

STEP 9: Using measuring tape, determine placement of the hooks across the vertical boards; screw hooks into vertical wood boards.

Tips: In order to screw in the hook easier and reduce the risk of splitting wood, drill pilot holes in the boards.

Wall and Furring Strips: Whispered 239-1DB
Trim: Simplified White 020W
Side Wall: Dust Flats 414-1DB