It was very simple and took an afternoon to disassemble and paint, dry time overnight, then just 5 minutes nailing it back together the next day. Note this is for painting over laminate, not paint. This also doesn't involve sanding because it was in fairly decent condition.
Stuff You Need:
- Cleaning Wipes
- Flat White Primer
- Rust-oleum Paint in Metallic Silver (or whatever color you want)
- Self-adhesive Wallpaper
- A Rain Free Afternoon
Step 1 - prepare furniture
Since this was sitting in my parents' basement for years, I disinfected it and removed all dust so the paint had a clean surface to stick onto. Lysol wipes are great for convenience and because they don't use an abundance of liquid that could cause the aged laminate to bulge from the moisture.
Step 2 - prime furniture
This picture is after one coat. It took three to get it white without blotches. About 45 minutes or so between coats.
Step 3 - paint said furniture
I left it out overnight, but you could probably just nail this together after a few hours.
Step 4 - wallpaper the backboard
One at a time, remove the backing of the wallpaper and press to the backboard from the center to the outer edges to remove the bubbles.
Slowly make your way down the backboard carefully aligning the pattern while leaving the edges ragged for now.
After everything is adhered to the backboard, carefully flip the board and wrap the ragged edges to the back. You can go in with an Exacto knife to straighten the edges. (Most furniture is backed up to a wall, so this isn't an exacto science here (get it?)).
Step 5 - putting it together
I hope you enjoyed! Any tips or tricks? Just add them to the comments below!