Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
I'm always so anxious to jump in that I have a hard time remembering to do "before" pictures, so unfortunately I had already removed some hardware and tested out a paint color (not the one I ultimately ended up using) by the time I thought to take this shot. As you can see it had the typical look of the average 1960's FP-style furniture.
I opted to use a homemade chalk paint for several reasons. 1) I can't afford the store-bought; 2) I was too lazy to strip the paint, and I knew chalk paint would stick better without a lot of prep; and 3) I wanted the thick, matte look that comes from making it a little extra-chalky. Here's what I ended up with.
As is so often the case with me, I got impatient at the last minute and ended up using my old standby Rub-On Polyurethane in Satin to finish because it happened to be what I had around. As a result, I lost some of the matte-ness the chalk paint gave me. I still think it came out pretty good, but next time I will opt for a matte finish instead.