Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sewing Room - New Addition!

I've been at it again.  DH* has been a great enabler!  He bought this for me at a local auction for $8.50:

It actually looks better in the photo than it did when he brought it home.  At this stage, I had sanded it down as preparation for painting.  Oh, and I'd removed the hideous bronze-colored drawer pulls.  Yes, the drawers aren't in correctly in this photo but I didn't notice until later.

Like all of the other pieces in my sewing room, this one got a base coat of Starless Night (dark blue).  It's a paint & primer in one from Behr which is great 'cause it saves a step!

Here is one of the drawers with the base coat done and taped off for the "special treatment" I chose for this piece.

The tape was 1.41" wide which is close enough to 1.5" so I cut the tape pieces 3" long for balance.  I did attempt to use a ruler for the spacing but it still turned out a bit wonky.  The gaps between the tape are approximately .25".

It took longer than I'd expected to do the taping; about 2½ hours for the 4 drawers.  At that point, I just wanted to be done so I took the drawers out to the carport and spray painted them with Rustoleum Flat White, also a paint/primer combo.

Because the weather is cool and damp, I brought them back inside to dry for about 20 minutes before I removed the tape.  The pieces along the edge were easy because they were wrapped around the side.  For the pieces in the middle, I used an X-acto knife to peel up a corner on each piece.

Here's the finished piece including the new hardware.  I went with silver so that all the pieces I've done share the same color palette:  Starless Night, Flat White and/or Silver.  The handles cost almost as much as the desk - they were just under $2 each.

As you can see, I did remove a couple of pieces of tape before I spray painted it.  No real reason, I just liked the idea.

Here are the other pieces that I've redone and are in my sewing room as well:

Happy Stitching!


*DH = Dear Husband


Heather said...

I absolutely adore these pieces! I love that each one is different and yet they're clearly a set. Great job!

Leonore Winterer said...

Wow, great job again! I love to see how many of us cross stitching ladies are also quite handy with other types of crafts ^_^

Katie said...

Wow gorgeous pieces!!