…I actually do know my way around a DIY project it turns out.
Well, when I have my hand held by Jenny.
And I went to town on it for the better part of last week.
I let the first coat dry for 24 hours, and then went back in and did a second coat on the inside and let it dry for a day.
Then a second coat on the outside and let it dry for a full day. I did the inside and outside on separate days so that I could get the lines where the blue and green meet really clean.
Things I learned: After I removed the painters tape I had to clean up some paint that got on the glass with a razor blade. I might have removed the doors. It would have made it easier, but the hinges looked a little wonky and I was intimidated. If you are going to do a foam roller, you need the super high quality dense kind. The others are garbo. Oil paint you don’t want to overwork…but regulah old paint? Werk it. I thought I had specified oil, but after a full day of painting in a hazmat mask I realized, no stench…checked the cans…not oil. Dumb. Dumb. Dodo.
I went to town on the brass pulls with decent results, and overall, I think it be lookin’ real good.
I am not going to lie, it was a lot of work. A few hours a day, for about 5 days. But SO satisfying.
Any of you have some redos you wanna share? Furniture painting tips?