Hello Faithful Readers. I miss you! I almost forgot to take 'after pics' of this furniture do-over I have been working on for a friend's friend. But then I was like, *thunk*, I have a decorating blog. So out came the camera and I snapped a few shots.
Here's the before: It's a family heirloom, a dining cabinet.
At the last minute they threw in this little side table too:
Let me just say that painting furniture in the middle of your living/school room isn't dandy.
Just thought I'd throw that out there.
Anyway, they were sanded a bit, then I used some liquid deglosser, primer, several coats of paint, a coat of stain wiped on and wiped off, then a few coats of polycrylic.
It was a lot more work than I expected, little nooks and cranies, the turned legs, etc. But they turned out pretty I think. Although I used satin paint, stain, and polycrylic, the finish still has quite a bit of sheen.
You don't see all the
crap supplies on my floor.
Here's the side table:
I tried to get a close up of the paint job with the stain, but I couldn't smack my macro setting into behaving.
So, that's all I've managed to do the last couple months. Hubs is ready to start on the boys' rooms again.
I'm all about looking for any sign of spring.
Does a plethora of fat mother robins making a pit stop in my back yard this afternoon count?
Oh heck yeah.