Thursday, August 27, 2009

THE DREADED PAINTED CUPBOARD

Okay-I have two coats of paint on the cupboard andI love the color. It's called straw basket. I used the new Behr paint with  primer built into it. I don't think it helped much as it is hard to cover a dark color with a lighter color with out at least three coats of paint. If I had used a primer and then painted-I still think I would be in for three coats of paint. If my Dad is looking down at me-he would probably say, "not a bad job". Then he would have said,"why didn't you sand the old paint down to the bare wood"? and I would say "because Dad-I didn't think I had to strip it down so close to the wood"! I think the dark red/brown paint hid more of the flaws from the previous paint jobs and the lighter color magnifies them. Bummer!!!! So I am off to walk the dogs,[procrastinate a little longer], sand and apply the third coat and go in search of a nicotine color glaze to finish the cupboard. I think Ralph Laren has that glaze-wish me luck!  

9 comments:

sweetpea said...

Love the cupboard--RL definitely has a glaze in tobacco that I use a lot. Keep goin' and let us all see the finished cupboard in all its new glory.

Hugs,
Shelley

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I still say it was more work than I'd have done. And your Dad would applaud your efforts, I'm sure! ~Mindy

Maison Douce said...

It's coming along great!! I spent part of the day painting, too... And you are right, Ralph Lauren had an antiquing glaze that is great!!!
Isabel

The Green Pea said...

The cupboard looks great to me. I love beauty marks on old pieces, I no longer try to hide them and fix them. I enjoy all the life of the piece. Post photos when you are finished with the glaze. I think your Dad is saying " job well done my Dear daughter". Sandi

Jennifer said...

I think it's looking great. I'll have to try out that RL glaze... I normally just make my own colors using clear glaze and adding a bit of acrylic paint in whichever color I feel like using that day; burnt umber, dark burnt umber, sienna,mustard or black but if I could find a color I really love it would be wonderful!

~Jennifer

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

I think the cabinet looks amazing. I would love to have that for my own. Great job!!

kim said...

AFA-Love the cubbie, and yes painting is a giant pain in the you know where! Just remember, we're always more critical of our own work than others, so look at it with a different eye.
I use the RL smoke glaze and love it.
Have a great weekend.
Kim

kim said...

PS-i use a roller on alot of long flat surfaces.
Kim

vintagelaundress said...

What a magnificent job! It's beautiful!

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