This is a big project (well ... big for me). I put in a good 8 hours sanding, painting, and staining, and repeated 1-2-3 in some areas. Can you believe it, 8 hours?!? I don't think I will do any project of this scale any time soon. My arms are so sore from all the sanding and painting. And I got a huge chunk on paint on the top of my hair arrrgh. What most challenging was finding a good vintage furniture piece. I can't get myself to wake up early to go to swapmeet so I scouted high and low online. I missed about 5 deals before scoring this one from Craigslist, barely 5 mins away from my home for $40. Drum roll please ...
Before: What a gem! I knew it had so much potential!
After: I was debating whether to go with a wood finish or a shabby chic white. I couldn't decide, so why not have the best of both worlds!?!
For this project I used:
- Electric sander (for large surfaces)
- Sand paper (for small surfaces)
- Valspar paint in Dove White (Liz Marie introduced me to this lovely white--the perfect white for everything. Thank you Liz!) I used this white on my door makeover here too!
- Minwax wood stain in Bombay Mahogany
- Paint roller
- Small foam brush
Here are some of the in progress pictures:
The finished look: Taaa daaa