So I have been wanting to paint a piece of furniture for a while. I even almost had you guys vote on which piece would be first. Lame, I know but I enjoy this blogging thing and most of my home projects revolve around how I'm going to blog about them. Lame again. Oh well...That's me. Take me or leave me.
Remember this piece of furniture...
The big one in the back.
You've got it. The hutch won the Russian roulette of my paint brush. I was home all of like 12 hours when B and I headed out to our local home improvement store and stocked up on supplies and got started.
(Sure hand sanding has its own rewards -although I can't name any- we prefer a turbo powered option)
Cheapo plastic drop cloth
(once again we like the powered kind)
Now we already had some of these things so it ended up being a cheap project.
1. Remove doors
Guess you don't have to, but I'm not a good painter so to save the hardware, this was a must.
2. Sand 'til you can't sand anymore.
B hard at work sanding. Yes he is wearing a toboggan. It was cold that day and we're cheap.
Post sanding. Looks like we killed her doesn't it.
3. Wipe it down. There is a lot of dust involved in sanding.
Yes we are doing this inside. Maybe not a good idea. So I don't advocate it, but I like to do all my projects inside.
4. Paint away. Sorry no photos of the first two paint sucking coats. Who would have thought white paint would take three coats, but I'm told oak wood does that. Learn something new every day. B finished the tedious work while I was gone. And I came home to #5.
5. Enjoy the finished project!
Not the best picture but I'm in love.
I'm trying to use it functionally to store all my dishes and not just to display them. But I want them to at least look prettier than your average stacked dishes. This is my attempt at one of the cabinets.
Yea...not that pretty but I'll work on it.
Thanks for indulging me and letting me share my new fav project!
Other projects potentially in the works...
craft room/nephew hangout
kitchen cabinet update
painting the appliances (yes that is possible)
See you again soon!