bookshelf inspiration from Design Sponge
Painting furniture looks easier than it is. I have a greater appreciation now of the bloggers who regularly do furniture makeovers (this is mainly directed to Sandy at Sandy's Place whom, I suspect, does one daily).
Yesterday, I applied the pimer/sealer undercoat to the pine bookshelves while Son #3 was napping.
Earlier that morning we had been to the Oracle (Bunning's) and picked up a tin of Zinsser primer. I have been told, with good authority, that this is the product.
And it would want to be at $33 for a one litre tin. Liquid white gold. I chose the water-based product purely on laziness - an easier clean up keeps me motivated.
Anyway, it went on quite well and it did cover the dark knotty spots on the pine. My painting technique leaves a lot to be desired but one can't be good at everything I remind myself frequently.
Patchy undercoat paint job
While at the Oracle I had meant to pick up some dark teal paint. Unfortunately, I had a commitment crisis and took some colour chips to deliberate over instead.
Colour. Again I am in full admiration for those people who can paint colour on their walls (and furniture). Tomorrow, I will be ready to commit to something.
I also applied the first coat of white paint to the outside of the bookshelf - a white acrylic gloss. The gloss is a slightly hardier finish with knock-about children stampeding through our house. It will probably need another two coats for it to look even.
The work on the bookshelf will continue tomorrow.