How To Seal Smoke Smells & Stains on Furniture

How to completely seal smoke smells and stains on furniture using Dixie Belle Paint Company B.O.S.S. and Chalk Mineral Paint.

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As many of you know, my house was struck by lightning and caught fire. Super sad. Most of our furniture was deemed a total loss by insurance, which simply means I’m supposed to throw it away and then will be compensated for replacing it of like, kind and quality.

Well, if you guys are anything like me, you can look at a piece of furniture that is in awful shape and see past it’s blemishes and think all that really needs is a makeover! So that’s just what I did!

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Because we are currently living in a temporary situation right now, I really don’t want to go out and buy all new furniture for my 3,700 square foot 133 year old Victorian home to come in a 1,000 square foot modern apartment! The styles and space limitations are completely different! So rather than pitching my pieces into the dumpster, I decided to partner with Dixie Belle Paint Company and salvage some of my lesser damaged furniture so we don’t have to keep living out of cardboard boxes for the next 12 months!

I have several of these collapsible wooden shelves that Danielle from Foodmomiac gave me back when I babysat for her kiddos when I was in college. These shelves have traveled with me from Ohio, to Georgia, to South Carolina, to North Carolina and now Wisconsin…to our house and now temporary living. So, clearly they have a lot of history with me, I couldn’t just throw them away! HAHA! But in all honesty, I love these little shelves because they work great in closets and craft rooms!

Disclaimer: After speaking with our insurance company and learning about how carcinogens, etc are removed from salvageable items, I felt comfortable keeping some of my total loss items to makeover and use again. This may not be the case for every fire damaged piece of furniture. Please consult your insurance and restoration companies first.

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Supplies Used:

Step 1: Begin by washing down your pieces with Dixie Belle White Lightning Cleaner

Step 2: Paint with Dixie Belle B.O.S.S.

Step 3: Choose your paint colors! I went with Dixie Belle Antebellum Blue

No sealing necessary! Allow piece to dry and then decorate!


In this video I will show you how to completely make over your pieces of smoke smells and stained damaged furniture so that they are usable again! We will discuss how to seal the furniture to ensure no smells or bleed thru and how to paint it.

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