Wednesday, November 9, 2011
First Chalk Paint Project
It's as solid as a rock and was obviously built by a skilled craftsman. I found this great old spice box at a barn sale as I was on the way to Carter's Cottage on Saturday. The original finish was a mess. It looked like someone had started to sand it down for refinishing.
I've been looking for a piece like this; a handy place to keep all of my phone, iPad and camera chargers. I dove right into my ASCP Old White and got it going.
It didn't look that great after the first coat...
By the time the second coat had dried, it was looking much better.
No, it's not purple-y. (We are in the midst of charcoal-grey days...this photo and the next were nearly impossible to get at all.) The one big mistake I made was painting the inside of the cabinet and all of the outside edges of the drawers. I should have known better; the drawers would not fit back in. Thank heavens for my mouse sander. I can testify to the fact that if you ever need to remove ASCP, it can be done with a sander. I went through three sanding pads, but finally got the paint off and the drawers to fit back in place.
Now let's all go over to Faded Charm for the 125th edition White Wednesday; (Congrats Kathleen on a great linky party!) I for one am looking for some happy whiteness to brighten this gloomy day!