Monday, August 19, 2013

Another Furniture Makeover...

Here's a quickie post as I'm still recovering from the weekend.  Before I tackled the credenza, I tested my painting abilities on this Ikea shoe cabinet that formerly occupied the space the credenza now sits.
That's the factory photo thanks to google image.  I forgot to take a before, but I'm pretty sure that furniture is in a lot of background shots in previous posts.  There aren't too many places in the house I can photograph Harry.

I wanted to redo it to get some color on the recently painted white walls.  So I chose Rustoleum's Midnight Blue in satin finish.  Before I could paint, I had to disassemble the furniture and prime it.  The key to refinishing laminate furniture is PRIMER.  For mine, I used Kilz cover primer which is an oil based primer.  

After a coat of primer, I let these guys dry for a few hours.  When I was ready, I did about two coats of Midnight Blue on everything.  I underestimated how much paint I would need, and ended up having to go back out for more.  

It was during this process that I learned that spray painting requires a certain amount of patience.  The key to covering everything nicely is to not go over a spot multiple times.  However in my haste to get the project done that's what I kept doing.  So I had a few drips I needed to sand out and recoat, which definitely increased the amount of time I spent working on this.

When it was finally dry - I gave it a day - I changed out the hardware which I bought from D. Lawless.  I got a fancy backplate and a faux crystal knob.  The shoe cabinet was going to be completely uber fancy post makeover.

After the switcharoo, I took some pics of the final product.  Makeover indeed.  I think I could have even more fun with the knob selection, but right now I like the Hollywood Regency style in that little hallway.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Great job! Thanks for the link and for making such great use of our hardware!