Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Paint it Black - horror!

Still in the study...and something I never thought I'd ever say. "I painted something black"

But I did.



My old pine filing cabinet, which I've had for years and which has been helping hold up the desk in the study, had to be moved out while the room was being remodelled...and I thought it could do with a bit of a freshen up. So instead of painting it white or off white or beige, I bought myself a sample size can of a colour called Abyss. It's a Bristol shade and in some lights, it has a hint of a liquorice green tinge to it.


This is the best photo I could find of it in its original state.

I like it....never thought I'd hear myself say that, but I do. A lot.



It took about three top coats because I, stupidly, didn't get the undercoat tinted...and the white kept showing through


But I persevered and I think it turned out just fine.


I put some dark metal Ikea knobs on it and they help it disappear into the background...

Job done

7 comments:

  1. Beter than fine, it looks great! I have some pine bedside tables in the spare room which I was considering painting black but wasn't sure if they'd look OK (even with my love affair with black I thought a lighter colour would work better) - you've convinced me otherwise, so thanks!

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  2. That looks great - I wouldn't have thought of painting it back, but it works really well.

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  3. I like that much better. Great job on EVERYTHING.

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  4. It looks really great! Sometimes a dark colour is just the medicine :)

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    1. Agree Sarah...although I never thought it'd be me going all "dark"

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  5. Oh I like it too! Funny isn't it, I am generally a paint it white person but I love how it turned out and it goes so well with the desk top. xx

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    1. Nellie, I find it amazing that I like it so darn much too.

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