Removed the seats.....
so I could use some of this (Heirloom White, 'cause, well, you know)
My spraypaint was giving me fits...don't know if it was just too cold or what, but it kept coming out in bursts of foamy splatters. I'm sorry to say it made me cuss. A lot. I sanded them down again, thinking I'd just use a brush, but I ended up really liking the look of them all shabby-fied after I finished with the sanding (used 220 grit...it took FOREVAH)
The seats were a challenge too....the gel stain was too gloppy and hard to get into the zillion crevices. But it's what I had on hand, and I wasn't driving 20 minutes to get something different. It took 3 coats and 3 days. The first coat I obeyed the rules and wiped the extra off after a few minutes. The second and third coats I said another bad word, threw caution to the wind and laid it on thick, letting it dry as is. Much nicer effect....but took a full 24 hours to dry between the coats.
They're cozied up to my table in the dining room now....will prolly need to use some wipe-on poly for the chairs and some spray on for the seats, but I was impatient and wanted to see them in the room. You, my dear readers will see them in the room VERRRY soon.
The next project I undertook for the room was a rolltop oak desk that I got for helping my friend sell off her mom's estate. (the brass badboys I did were also from her mom's) Here's the before:
Very covered in years of nicotine. But her lines are VERY similar to the boo-fay....yippee!
I basically wiped 'er down a couple times with liquid sander, then painted on 3 coats of Heirloom White (it comes in a quart near the spraypaint), doing a light sanding inbetween. After the last coat I used 80 grit sandpaper to distress her edges.
Help me out here....I'm tempted to add some glaze to her, but she matches the boo-fay's treatment as is. Should I just let her be? I still need to paint her scrolly things on top too. They're brass and just not very nice. If I can figure out how to spraypaint them with ORB, that's my plan.
So....that's what's been cookin' round these parts. I have one big-ish project left, but I may not wait to complete that before going ahead with the reveal. I'm terribly happy with how it's coming along, and trying to ignore the perfectionist in me when it comes to accessorizing and such. Also, having it so near completion makes me HATE the ceilings (popcorn/cottage cheese/nastiness) and floor (berber blah carpet). Ah well.
Can't wait to show y'all...thanks for being (somewhat) patient!
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