So I am usually NOT a DIY girl. I like seeing others do it, and Im always impressed with the results of others. I just never think mine will turn out and I won't be happy with the end results. Well, this spring Nick asked me if I wanted some cheap bookshelves that would need "help". A bookstore was going out of business and his coworker bought them for cheap and wanted to know if we wanted one?? I figured since we had been looking for a while for some bookshelves for our office that I might as well give it a shot. If it goes poorly then I'll know to leave the DIY to others!!!
We also didn't do a good job of sanding and taking off the existing varnish if there even was one??? Hard to know since it came from a bookstore. The shelves were very smooth and we couldn't get that smooth feel to leave so the shelves took even more patience with the new varnish we used.
|chair before- a worn out brown chair|
|primed the chairs (will use a foam brush next time on the primer)|
|primed the table legs|
In the end I LOVE the paint I used. Yes it is expensive but it is amazing. I loved the fact that it is a paint that doesn't bubble and leave bubbles once dried, it can be used on laminate for future projects if needed and it doesn't need a top coat if you don't want one.
Am I happy with it?? Yes and No. I love the color, I love the paint, I loved my primer, but I didn't like the paint brush lines it left in my dried product. That was because I used a paint brush for the primer and so you can see paint brush lines in it. Had I known it would show through Id have sanded it all off and started over with the primer, but it was to late. I had already painted a black coat on it. So would I do it again?? Absolutely yes....with a foam brush for the primer!! I did use a foam brush for the paint because that is what I read was best:).
|up close chair|
Then I will begin my next DIY project:). Ellie's bedroom furniture!!! Stay tuned.