This time of year (and the preceding 7 months really!) ‘nice days’ are few and far between. I watch the evening news weather reports and literally plan my week around it, IF a ‘nice day’ is predicted. What IS a nice day to a Pacific Northwester? Any day that is DRY and warm enough to work outside wearing a jacket. SUNSHINE is not definitive to nice days here. Monday was a GORGEOUS day! SUNNY and warm! I’ve had ‘outside painting projects’ piled up for MONTHS, awaiting a day like that!
Sweet little desk. This one was going to have to be SPRAY painted in order to get paint into that open drawer space. Need to be sure I have a NOT windy ‘nice day’ for spray painting.
Another spray paint candidate. When I tried to straighten that dowel it popped right out! Ended up leaving them out, after trying unsuccessfully to permanently attach them.
Yep, another one to spray paint! Lucky for me, spray paint was JUST on sale and I got 4 cans of white. Spray paint is getting SO dang expensive. The cost to spray paint an item is something to consider when selecting project pieces.
Lightly hand sanded this one to distress. Still debating on applying ‘something’ on the desktop area. Old book pages maybe? OR I’ve got lots of old floral wall paper samples. OR I could stencil a design on??
Just may leave this one ‘as is’ and not distress it. Still thinking on it.
Need to sand this one for a bit MORE distressing, and may stencil a design in the center. Looks a tad bare without those decorative turned dowels. It took 3 cans of spray paint to cover these three pieces.
This one I had primed previously, but ran out of painting time. I have another similar, but BIGGER 2 tier drum table like this. Can’t wait to see how they look stacked together!
This table had a shiny varnish, so needed to be primed (or sanded) before painting. Due to all the details, priming was going to be quicker and easier than sanding. THIS is how ‘heavily’ you need to apply brush on primer. It does not need to completely cover the surface. Just quickly ‘slap it on’!
After 2 coats of paint.
Michael built the 2 bigger benches for me. I built the little pink one YEARS ago!
Couple of little thrifted benches. ALWAYS on the look out for little benches and step stools like these. They are great for adding height to displays AND they always SELL well!
Painted and distressed.
This one is more of an ‘end table’ size than a bench. Just lightly distressed it. Pondered painting stripes on the top. May still do so. Most of the striped aqua/white stuff I did last year sold quickly.
Forgot the before pis on this one! Was just stained, no varnish; so a very quick sanding was all the prep it needed.
Distressed and ready to go.
Stencil something on the top maybe????
Not bad for ONE days work, eh??