PAINTING OLD FURNITURE
It’s a tried-and-true method, but Jill Sorensen of Marmalade Interiors in McLean illustrates how painting a piece of old furniture can give it new life. She suggests matching the color to something special in the room where it will go so that each element will complement the other. In this case, Jill took an old desk, stripped and lightly sanded it, applied sealer, and then painted it with Benjamin Moore’s Jupiter Glow 021. She used silver paint for the trim details on the drawers and bought silver knobs from Home Depot.