You know the old adage “If at first you don’t succeed, try again”? In the case of my 1920’s sideboard, it was more like try again…and again…and again…and…
The moment I decided to paint it (a tough decision because I loved the wood but it was in REALLY bad shape), I knew I wanted to do black and white. I had a definite vision for this sideboard. It has sexy legs and excellent carved areas perfect for accenting with paint. So, armed with my favorite Rustoleum paint from The Home Depot, I happily got started.
I painted the main part of the sideboard black and waited (and waited! oil-based paint takes a long time) for the paint to dry to start on the white. Yes!!! This was going to be SO GOOD.
After two coats of white paint in the detailed areas, I had this train wreck. Keep in mind …two coats using a tiny artist’s brush to get in the grooves, cleaning up eleventy billion drips, plus dry time…and I hated it. WTF
Maybe I had too much white? Out came the black…again. Train Wreck.
How about not highlighting the carved areas? More black…AGAIN. TRAIN WRECK.
I seriously was about to hang it up at this point. I decided to try one more thing.
Now we’re getting somewhere. But we still aren't done. She needed some jewelry and detailing.
And she finally (finally!) was finished.
|Just noticed the dog hair under her...nasty. Too busy painting to vacuum...don't judge|
Do you love her as much as I do?
Hope you have a great weekend!