Michelle, the babies Auntie and future Godmother wanted to redo a changing table she had seen in an on-line auction. She told me that hopefully she would get it cheap and then would I help her redo it. Darn right I'll help you out! I will do just about anything to hangout with the kids in our family they are fun and interesting people. I love to tease them and ask them all kinds of crazy questions.
She came over on a Thursday and we got to it right away. The finish on the changing table was rather shiny in the pictures that she sent me before so I told her to sand all the surfaces. She had her boyfriend use his power sander and when she got to the store I had her wipe it down with a wet paper towel to get as much of the dust as she could off.
I wanted to do some fun colors a warm grey with pink accents and she wanted to do something in a neutral, so that if they have a little boy in the future they would just have to change the fabric she was putting on the pad and the shelves she was going to line. We ending up on Black and she got to painting. I had her do most of the painting and I had her start painting with the piece tipped upside down. I watched a couple of videos on you tube and they said you have less missed spots and paint running mistakes when you start upside down. I think the longest part was waiting the 20-30 minutes for the piece to dry in between. We used a brush on the spindles and the edges and the large flat areas we used a foam roller. (foam rollers do not have a nap and do not texture the paint).
I am not good at taking pictures. I was pretty impressed that I had these in my camera. We used Amy Howard At Home One Step in Black. She did 2 coats of paint to ensure that she did not miss any spots, this piece was oak so there is a lot of wood grain and you can miss spots. Amy Howard is so durable that you do not have to wax or varnish. One of the other fantastic reasons you use Amy Howard over other "chalk based paints"
How long did it take? She got here after lunch and we talked a lot but she left before I closed so I would say 3 hours. It took us longer to make the tassel garland we made the following Saturday. It was a fun first project for Michelle and she has come back and helped me paint other things.
Stop in and lets talk paint and why Chalk Paints are the easiest!