How To Paint Furniture Like A Pro

Photographed by Richie Talboy.
When it comes to home-improvement projects, we'll try anything once. And, if it gives us an excuse to get a little messy, we're that much more eager. But, the inherent joy of a paint-splattered afternoon and the Zen feeling we get from creating perfectly symmetrical stripes can get lost in the stress of prepping for a project. Who has a roller lying around? A gallon of paint costs how much? Five, six, SEVEN trips to the hardware store later, and our accent-wall project seems like a chore.
Fortunately, the pros at Benjamin Moore think painting should be fun — and easy (did we mention easy?). They bundled a brush, roller, drop cloth, paint coupons, and all the other stuff we'd definitely have forgotten into the ben® & Me starter kit. We put this magic bullet to the test by upgrading five flea-market finds with a few fresh painting tricks. And, we don't mind telling you, the results are pretty awesome. So, get inspired here. Who knows? Your DIY phase could be right around the corner.