So I have been thinking about painting some of the —eeewww brown— furniture in our house for some time. I am not someone to whom design and matching colors comes naturally so ii have been following Pinterest boards and paint groups on facebook for some time.
Finally, I was ready to take the plunge and try out some painting techniques on an olf board. I started -per the info I learned from the paint groups- by going to some ACE hardware stores and buying sample paints (on sale 1.99) in the colors I liked, plaster of paris powder, sandpaper, wipe on finish coat, and java gel.
I think it was my good luck to see the ad for the painting class at Redbriar Antiques when i was out shopping. ‘bring a piece of furniture and leave with it finished’. I signed on the dotted line!
So rather then trying out painting on a scrap board, I jumped in head first and painted this gossip bench.