Friday, November 11, 2011

It's Almost Like Being In Love.... That Giddy Feeling!

Honestly, I think this whole furniture painting thing is my new addiction obsession. I'm also thinking that I could make a whole business out of this... That is, if I someday have a garage in which to hone my new craft. At the moment, it's almost always far too windy to spray paint outside, or even on the patio. Obviously, spray painting inside the house is a total health hazard, for all of us. Besides, there's always the chance I might miss my mark and spray paint something that I didn't intend to, with one wrong aim, right?

So, I showed you my $10.00 table from Goodwill yesterday. I'd already sanded it down, removed the slide out for the former computer keyboard it once accommodated, primed it, used wood filler where needed, sanded it again for smoothness, then let it dry overnight. Today, I began spray painting it outside, on a plastic tarp. Unfortunately, the winds from Hell were blowing so after it dried just a bit, I brought the table back inside where I began to very lightly sand the top again (to get rid of the gritty feeling it had after being outside). Aargh. 

Am I pleased with the outcome? No. I'm completely IN LOVE with the results. Because the table was once a computer table, there was an oblong hole in the back (to allow the wires to get hooked up to whatever on the wall), I decided that rather than buy a piece of plyboard for the back, I'd just hot glue some toille fabric and it looks truly awesome!


Tommorrow I'll go back to see my new best friend at Home Depot (Shannon) and hopefully get another can of Rustoleum Indoor Colonial Red. Unfortunately, I recall buying the only two cans, thinking that would be enough. Hmmm. 

What say you, bloggy friends?


The Incredible Woody said...

Damn, you do good work!!! I love the color:)

Treasia said...

It looks lovely so far. Can't wait to see it finished and where it belongs.

Staci said...

I want it!

There was a store here that sold only "repurposed" furniture - some of the cutest things I'd ever seen. One piece was an old washstand that had been made into a bench (there's an idea for you). A friend of mine bought a 1970's china cabinet that had been painted shabby turquoise and remodeled her entire kitchen around it. After seeing those things, I really don't ever want anything new again!

Beth Dunn said...

Love the color! Now I want one.

Snooty Primadona said...

Woody: I know! Love that Colonial Red!

Treasia: Hope you're patient, LOL!

Staci: Seriously, I've started re-thinking getting rid of our old furniture (most of it anyway). New paint, different fabric equals new furniture, right?

Beth: If I can do it then anyone can. I just wear surgical gloves when painting, to protect my manicure... along with a head scarf, old clothes, protective glasses, a non fog surgical mask & my gardening boots. Really, it's quite a sight to behold

Roan said...

Yes! Love the color. There will be the perfect spot in your new digs, I'm sure. Go forth and collect those old pieces. Your fingers are magical.

Bodacious Boomer said...

You've got a real talent. You should for sure make that into a business. If you'd like you're welcome to put your things on Ecofab when we launch soon.


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