Sunday, December 27, 2009

Painting furniture!

I've been talking about getting a bedside table for ages, and haven't really seen anything I want... So my Mum was her usual creative self and found a set of two tables that are going to be absolutely perfect once I restore and paint them...

I started today. Sanded down the tables that started off as an off-white colour. My bedroom has a pink-black-white theme, so after some pondering, I decided that I would paint them black and maybe add some silver stars, or a red rim. We will see - I need to get the fully painted first!

Here is what they looked like before I started:

It took me about 50 minutes to sand them down (with one cigarette break). Then I put the first coat of paint on them:

The paint seems to be more watery than I expected, so I am assuming they will need at least 3 coats. I may sand the corners down again once I have finished so they have a more "distressed" look (Mum's idea). We will see!!

I am really enjoying this - I can't wait to do the second coat!

More to come...

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