I had a drama teacher in junior high that used to say (constantly to a couple boys in class) that the worst comedian is the one who laughs at his own jokes first. Every time I laugh at myself first I think of him....
Ok back on point here.
We ended yesterday with this fiasco
After I failed at my first attempt (you can read about it here), I decided to go a more fail proof method. SPRAY PAINT. Like I said yesterday, I do not believe my first failure is due to the tutorial I followed. Problem was I didn't FOLLOW her tutorial. I took her instructions as mere suggestions. Yeah, not good. Follow instructions people!
After laughing at my final product (well almost final, never actually finished), I pulled all the foil off and scrubbed the modge podge off as best as I could. The next morning, I lightly sanded and prepared to start over.
I used this pin on Pinterest as my final inspiration.
Using Rustoleum Metallic spray paint, I painted the entire nightstand. The coverage was awesome. Not even a whole can (I was prepared with 2 cans!). Once the table was dry, I took a rag and wiped a Minwax Special Walnut stain I had on hand and wiped it all lightly with the stain. I let the stain sit for just a couple of minutes and then with a clean rag, I wiped it off lightly. I LOVE the final product and it was exactly as I originally hoped for!
In a pleasant turn of events, the original failure turned out to be a bit of success!!! The modge podge left behind a slight texture that gave the stain somewhere to stick for a more antiqued finish. Even failures can be successes.
Still have a lot left to do in the new room of J's:
Bedding Throw pillows Paint focal wall behind bed
- Paint remaining 4 walls a soft gray
- Cover lampshade for her Goodwill revamped lamp
- DIY upholstered and tufted headboard (SO EXCITED about this project!)
- Refinish Vanity
- Chandelier/New light fixture
- Refinish her cabinet
- LARGE bulletin board
- Art work/Pictures up on the walls
This is turning out to be a very slow redo but I am sure we will LOVE it once it is finished!
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