Up to this point in my life I had painted a lot of pictures and watched a lot of people painting on DIY Network, so how hard could it be? The physical part of painting was easy, it was picking out a color and a finish that was the hardest part. I thought I knew about paint. I took an entire class in my master’s program about how certain paint colors pull colors, how to mix colors and how paint colors look different in natural light vs. artificial light. Over the entire summer I came to find I was a complete rookie when it came to painting.
Every time I go to GoodWill or another thrift shop I always buy unique pots. I just can’t turn them down. It had gotten a little ridiculous how many pots I had stored in my basement. One day as I was wondering what to do to decorate my kitchen it hit me…
I wasn’t really sure what to do with this space at first. It was one of those areas that I just stared at and stared at trying to come up with a great look for this place.
I had been buying mirrors for cheap from GoodWill for years and had way to many, and it finally dawned on me what to do with the mass of mirrors I had acquired in the basement.
I did the same processes as usual, starting with applying chemical stripper. I watched it bubble up for about 20 minutes before using a scraper to remove the paint and stripper.
I’m all about changing little details on a piece before buying something new and knobs are the easiest thing to change.
This is the second piece of furniture I refinished. Unfortunately in my excitement to get started and finish it, so I could prove to people that it wasn’t a piece of junk, I didn’t take any “before” pictures. My husband (then boyfriend) bought it from Craigslist in Rochester, NY. It was only supposed to be… Continue reading Trial and Error On One Of My First Refinishing Projects