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How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

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How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

Our furniture tastes change from time to time. When this happens, no worries! It’s easy to get the look you want and fall in love with your furniture pieces all over again. I love painting and refinishing furniture. If you are like me then you are going to love what I’m about to show you. I’m going to show you how to easily brighten a dark piece of furniture with Fusion paint! 

There are certain companies that really know what it means to develop paint – Fusion Mineral Paint is one of them. Their motto is “Paint is good for the soul.” And it really is! There’s a special feeling attached to refinishing an old piece (or a new one) of furniture and have it transform right before your eyes. 

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

I’ve used so many furniture paints over the past few years and nothing – and I truly mean nothing – is like Fusion Mineral Paint. Not to sound cliché, but it’s truly the Cadillac of paints. Before I move on to my transformation. I’d like to share some valuable information about Fusion Mineral Paints

Established in 1989, Homestead House Paint Co. began its life as a reproduction furniture manufacturer that found a need to create its own authentic milk paints to replicate beautiful old world finishes. Recognizing a need in the market for these specialty products, they quickly expanded their paint line to offer a variety of other coatings and finishes. These include their 100% Acrylic Exterior & Traditional Oil paints, and their newest product line Fusion!

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Now, I want to show you how I was able to easily – and I mean easily, transform this dark piece of furniture I bought a few years ago. I have to admit, I made a rash decision when I purchased this console table. I need something small enough to fit under my television to be used as a place to house my sound bar and other TV-related technologies. I knew it wasn’t me – wasn’t my taste, yet, I purchased it on a whim. I’ll never do that again! 

But, since I was stuck with it, I tried to make it work. I hated it! That’s when I knew I could fall in love with it again with some help from Fusion Mineral Paints! And boy, was I right. 

This is what it looked like before the magic happened. What a mess. it took a beating over the past few years too which even gave me more motivation to do something about it fast! The picture below is when I was moving it out of my living room and getting it ready for prepping. 

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

What a dim and dark disaster! 

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

Then – this magical, wonderful, and transformative paint came into my life!

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

Yes, paint is good for the soul – especially if it’s Fusion Mineral Paint! I used three colors I fell in love with instantly – Champlain, Pebble, and Inglenook. 

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

Now, look at my beautiful console table! I actually can say I love it now!

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

Amazing right? 

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

It’s brighter, cheerier, and adds an element into my living room I’d only dreamed of. 

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

My soundbar and other technology sits pretty now! 

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

This console table is a perfect fit in my living room now. 

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

Once Fusion has cured, it yields a highly durable and a washable finish. If you choose, you can, of course, achieve a beautiful luster by adding a Beeswax Finish on top, or the Tough Coat. Fusion is dry to the touch after 2 hours and can accept a recoat after 4 hours. Cure time with all acrylic paints is 21 days, however, painted surfaces can be used gently after 24 to 48 hours of drying time.

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

Fusion paint offers incredible coverage of 75 sq ft per Pint (500ml). In most cases, one coat is all you need. The coverage is outstanding!

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

Fusion is formulated with a built-in topcoat, the 100% acrylic resin. You do not need to use a top coat for water permanency! 

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

After days of setting, the finish hardens into a factory like finish so you don’t have to worry about nicks, scratches, or any other issues from use. Built in Top Coat, Price, Quality & Durability, Eco Friendly. 

Fusion’s results are nothing less than spectacular, providing furniture painters a best-in-class paint that features; an environmentally conscious formulation, zero VOCs, superior durability, easy one-step application and significantly improved strength. Delivering an exceptional matte finish, this 100% acrylic paint requires minimal prep work!

How To Easily Brighten A Dark Piece Of Furniture With Fusion Paint

I hope you get to experience all the wonder of Fusion Mineral Paints. Be sure to check out their line of stunning colors! 

Fusion allowed me to fall in love again with my furniture easily and transformed it into a beautiful piece I will own for years.

 

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20 Comments

  1. An amazing transformation! And what a review! I tell you, I MUST try that Pebble color. I do have the Champlain and Inglenook and love them to the moon and back. But that Pebble has me swooning on your piece!!! Great job. Susie from Chelsea Project

  2. This is incredible! I love the updated look, and those colors are great. It really did brighten up your console table. Thanks for another great makeover and review!

  3. The paint on your console table looks textured. How did you get that look? Also should I use a primer when painting bare wood?

    Thank you.

  4. Well I am so inspired with your colors and the pebble looks great and the Inglenook is right up my ally. This is one of the best makeovers you’ve done Carolann. Like you say, the coverage is fantastic. I did a dark wood piano in their Cement White and have no bleed-through. I can see this piece you did being part of your home for years to come now. You did great!

  5. Thanks so much Susie! Pebble is out of this world. I can’t wait to use it again. I do love all of their colors. Fusion paints are simply the best. You were so right about them! It’s always a joy reading your comments. <3 xo
    Carolann

  6. Hi Peggy, thanks so much! The texture was already on the console table so it was easy to transform it with Fusion. It’s simply the best furniture paint I’ve ever used. And nope – no primer needed with Fusion. It even has a finish built into the paint. It’s just amazing. It’s always great hearing from you and hope to see you again soon.
    Carolann xo

  7. Thanks so much Sue. Isn’t Fusion amazing? I just love your piano. It’s truly stunning! I can’t wait to use it again. It’s always a joy hearing from you. Thanks so much for your lovely comment xo
    Carolann

  8. Wow you did a stunning job on this piece. What a fabulous difference. Love your color choices.

  9. Love the fabulous transformation.

    Somehow, it looks way more minimalistic. I’m loving it.
    This actually inspired me to do something similar with some old piece of furniture I have.

  10. Thanks for replying! I will definitely let you know when it’s done.
    Hope this doesn’t sound like procrastination, but I’m waiting for the sun first (It’s a backyard project!)

    Oliver

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