One thing I have not really shared on this blog yet is furniture I have painted.¬† I have been painting furniture for years.¬† It is basically how we afforded furnishing our house for the last 10 years.
For the Bloom & Shine sale, I had a lot of furniture that I had bought at auctions and yard sales that I painted with different techniques.¬† I thought I would share some of those over the next few days starting with today‚Äôs share‚Ä¶.
Oh yeah, and I should mention, I was not great about taking all of the before, or all of the afters for that matter.¬† My plan was once everything was set up to take close ups of all the pieces I worked on, but that didn‚Äôt necessarily happen.¬† So, bear with me please!
This is a milk stool.¬† It is not very old or with much character, so I decided to something about that..
I used that pretty blue color from Rustoleum (sorry, can is in garage, I‚Äôm warm and cozy inside).¬† The plan was for a smooth finish, no roughing it up, more of a contrasting modern clean finish.¬† The stool disagreed.¬† I would leave it all smooth, walk away, come back and it was all bubbled.¬† I would sand it, spray it again, come back and it was bubbled again.¬† Five times.¬† So, I gave up and allowed its soul to be what it wanted to be..
I distressed it on the top (I know, you can‚Äôt see the top) and on the legs, sprayed it with two coats of spray polycrylic.¬† It was one of the first things to sell.¬† Actually, all of the little stools sold (note to self).
I had another piece that I did a smooth spray paint finish and this one did not fight with me.¬† Again, I used Rustoleum in the pretty dark grayish green (again, in the garage, me, warm and cozy).
As you can see, I did remember to take a pic here, but after I started to prime, but you get the gist.¬† I used a spray primer, I am pretty sure I used Kilz spray primer on this one.¬† But you get the gist, simple and basic oak small side table.
This one did not sell, but I think I will offer it at the next sale since it is a small and versatile piece.
That is all for today, next I will be sharing the technique on the blue cabinet next to the table.
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!