I bought this piece in a thrift shop with a view to doing something fabulous with it....I had seen different projects using Rust-Oleum Furniture Paint and knew that I had to try it for myself.
We're redecorating the living room to incorporate a dark teal as an accent piece. I didn't want anything too strong so we have a few pillows, a lamp and a throw to bring in the colour.
I really don't like mahogany. Especially the cheap looking faux-mahogany. BUT I did like the hinged door and the shape was perfect for the living room.
I don't know how I narrowed my choice down - just look at all of the colours Rust-Oleum have available.
Finally, I settled on Graphite for the outside and Belgrave to bring in the teal I wanted (for the inside).
First off I went to prep for painting. Pulled out the palm sander and got ready for dust everywhere. (and a little refreshment)
Here's the thing......I didn't need to. Yup, you heard me. NO PREP NEEDED. I wiped it down and then got to work.
2 coats!!! Thats it.
It went on so smooth and its thick enough to hide any sins you want covered up.
Belgrave is a beautiful colour....
It dried so quickly and with no drips or bumps.
Next it was all about sealing it with the wax. Now, I have to be honest, I've seen a lot of chalky finish paints and I was never too thrilled with the finish. I appreciate that they have a chalk finish but I need a little shine...I don't like too much of the matte look.
I think its a great change!