Friday, March 13, 2015

One Down One To Paint

The orange chair has been cleaned and is dry. There are a few subtle spots that I'm wondering about so I may call the company and see if they can come check if those are stains or if it's just more dirt that could be removed. The spots probably wouldn't be visible to someone not looking as closely as I am BUT... the time to call is now. Just in case.





When I bought the chair, I also bought a coffee table and a desk. Both need painting so yesterday I took over the garage and started the process.



 


The desk will be the most work although I intend to spray paint it as opposed to using a brush or roller. That'll eliminate several steps and leave an enamel finish. I removed the hardware and took the drawers out to the garage and...





... used my various cans of spray paint to paint each inside a different color. The center drawer needs fixing and has some blue staining from pen ink so I'll paint it blue. The rest of the drawers were surprisingly clean - almost as if they'd never been used - but just to know it truly is clean and to make it mine, I painted the insides. I'll spray a clear coat on top of the colors before painting the outside.





I loved the shape of this coffee table. It's about 24" square and had obviously been painted once before. The top has some marks that I couldn't sand out but that wasn't a problem since I intended to "surface design it". Only one mark still shows and I'm hoping it'll level out with the clear coat.





I started by spritzing the edges with antique copper with bits of the black showing through and then I rolled the top with black primer before...





... layering different metallic paints. I used bronze, blue, green, copper, more blue, more bronze, and then rubbed the entire surface with black.





Above, the surface is drying. It just needs a clear coat over top and it's done. The desk will be spray painted black and I'll keep the antique gold handles that came with it. I have an ice cream parlor chair that will fit perfectly with the desk. It just needs the cushion recovered.  LOL - I have fabric! All is well. Hopefully the room is finished enough to take a picture next week. It's getting close.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - one down, one to paint

Life is just like painting. Draw the lines with hope. Erase the errors with tolerance. Dip the brush with lots of patience. And color it with love. 
- Unknown

4 comments:

  1. Love that little coffee table! Talk about creativity....I think you may have missed your calling. This could be a way to finance your fabric buying!

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    1. LOL - no, paint is definitely not my calling. I can do it but it's not my favourite thing. BUT... it does save me money not hiring someone. I can use that for fabric.

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  2. I am amazed at your energy, your creativity, and your can-do attitude. Thank you for sharing your life - it inspires me.

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