She looks nice and cute, but don't let her looks fool you. I think this piece of furniture was cursed. Every time I tried to work on her, something bad happened. I started working on her in the garage, but dog hair kept blowing all over the fresh paint. Maybe this was a clue that it's time to sweep the garage. So, I carried her out to the driveway to work. It was a
It starts to rain.
Big fat drops.
Where did this come from? Grrrr.
Back to the garage. Carrying a 100 pound table covered in wet paint is no fun.
I spray painted the table gray. For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to remove the door. By now, it had stopped raining, so I took the door outside to spray paint. Everything's looking good. But, when I go back to check on the door. It is all bubbled...it looks like the paint literally boiled on the door. Ugh!!!
I sanded everything down and started over.
My original thought was to paint the raised panels cream to match the top and bottom. This proved way too difficult, so I resprayed her gray. Touched up the cream and gray and distressed her. Maybe she distressed me. I sprayed the hardware Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze.
Oh, and when I was screwing the door back onto its hinges, I screwed two of the nails all of the way through the door. What!?!?! I've never done that before, and hopefully won't do it again.
After way too many hours of hard labor, here are the after shots:
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