Monday, April 11, 2016

Painting and restoring

I've been keeping myself busy getting a few things done around the house.

The mirror and the decorative side panels from that old wardrobe have been sanded back and given a few coats of Danish oil...and I have to say they look and feel fabulous. More on them later.

I've also spent some time painting an old hall table




It's been handed down and around a number of times, ending up with me about ten years ago.



.I don't know what it was coated in but it was all flaky and awful and  had a terrible smell when it got wet. So it was time for a spruce-up


First, a really good sand and then a coat of tinted undercoat



Then the first top coat 


The sheen on it is lovely, considering I used ordinary low sheen wall paint. It's the same paint/colour I used on an old chest of drawers and my pine filing cabinet.


Once the paint is cured I'll put the new handles on


I got a bit carried away and even gave my kitchen stool the once over


Although to be honest, it needs another coat. 

2 comments:

  1. Great effect. Might have to get the low sheen black paint out around here ...

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    1. Paul, it's pretty amazing. This paint covers a multitude of sins.

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