I have been DYING to show you this, but it really took a week longer than I anticipated. It was a HUGE project. I always thought for someone to take a piece of furniture and paint it white was wasn’t that fantastic…until now. Now that I realize all the sanding ( I loathe sanding) and layers of paint (which I tried to get around by using a primer and paint all in one…don’t do it, just do the primer and then paint…trust me) and top coat (which I haven’t done on all of it yet), well it was a LOT of time…
then used a liquid sander
painted using Behr’s primer and paint in bright white (again, use a primer then paint)
traced the design in pencil (got the design from HERE ) I then reduced the size. I needed it smaller. I LOVE her walls and that curtain she got the inspiration from.
went over the design in brown sharpie marker-
filled in every other “chain” with a gray regular marker
seal with clear polyurethane
But here it is before….actually almost before, I had started sanding the one door and the other door I had to take off since it got damaged in our move.
And here is the ALMOST done… I felt the design looked a bit flat and the one door wasn’t done yet. And realized the site I got the template from WAS different. On well.. now what
My DH suggested in shading in some gray to make in appear more 3-D. Here are the door side by side so you can see the difference.
And here is the final product (minus the top coat of polyurethane)
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