Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Paint It Black!

No colors anymore I want it painted black... Rolling Stones, circa 1972


I've been busy.


Painting lots of things black.


It started with the Napoleon Pottery Barn stool I saw, price was $209 or something like that, each!: (my orig post about these here)





It looked a lot like my Lowe's stool I bought 5 years ago for 60 bucks:



So I searched on all my fave blogs "paint furniture black" and came up with options: Spray paint, Low-Lustre Benjamin Moore, Black Suede Eggshell from Behr. Of course I decided on the easiest-sounding , umm I mean, most appropriate technique for my project: Spray Paint.





I went to Home Depot and saw the "one coat" Rustoleum in "satin" and thought: hmmm... I have a coat rack that may look good in that... I also had some Oil Rubbed Bronze for the hardware...

A little sanding to distress the edges, and I was in business...... again, BEFORE:

AAAhhh, AFTER:
After..... (hard to get this whole stinkin thing in one pic...)
OK, OK, this is what it usually looks like. Very functional.


And these stools, too which I bought years ago from a model home outlet center... painted the legs black then recovered:






Ugh, the following pic looks like a "before"... but I swear they don't look this distressed in person... the camera either makes things look much better or much worse....


I'm not done. These victims are next:








Free dresser I picked up off the curb














I got 2 of these for 20 bucks offa Craiglist







My inspiration is Just a Girl's Black dresser redo... its devine!!"Ask and you receive"
about the fab black paint she used...no sanding! and great results






Tiny red/gold lamp was 1.25(yes !!!) at Lowes (Christmas clearance I snagged 2 of them)















and finally, the bane of my existance...my china hutch. It pains me to call it that-guilt wells up because this once belonged to my fave aunt. But that was when it was in its glory-- now its dingy and dinged up and so outdated looking. See this is where the camera makes something look better than it really looks.... I actually discovered the home-decor bloggin world as a result of entering "paint china cabinet" in a desperate google search spurned on by this baby... I still haven't got the guts to begin it...soon, soon.....




I'll be baaack (in Black)!



9 comments:

  1. Phew! That is a lot of work, but I totally agree, when in doubt paint it black!

    Thanks for joining the party! Come back and show us you next victims!

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  2. Can't wait to see how your next victims turn out! I have a chest that looks similar to the first dresser you show. I guess you got your money's worth out of that paint, though!

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  3. Looking forward to your upcoming projects. I'm on my own as well, and you've settled for me - thank you very much - it shall be black!! :-)

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  4. Those bar stools are so stunning in BLACK...I did some last year and love how they look in BLACK!!!! Hope you have a great weekend1

    Blessings,
    LINDA

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  5. I paint some black and some white. I love what paint can do - it is amazing huh?
    tammy

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  6. They look great! I love spray paint. I'm looking forward to seeing the two craigslist tables. I think I had that exact same bedroom set when I was a child!

    I'm hosting my very first linky party on Wednesday, I'd love it if you'd link this up!

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  7. The black paint looks so crisp and really makes all of these items stand out!

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  8. First of all, I want those nightstands! I have been looking for some and every one seems to be finding them, but me. One day...anyway, second, you cannot go wrong with black paint. I love how the bar stools turned out and the coat rack as well. The bit of wood peaking through the paint really makes it for me on that piece.

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