Monday, August 27, 2012

sometimes all you need is a can of paint.

happy monday to all and i hope you had a wonderful weekend...i know i did! for the last few weeks my boyfriend and i have been staring at our side table trying to figure out the perfect place for it in our apartment. it finally hit me last weekend....if i change the color i will probably be able to find a nice place for this piece in our home. our house is mostly grey and white with a little bit of black, so the original bright red color of this piece didn't exactly work well with anything. after much debate we decided that a couple coats of paint would be best and of course we agreed on white.

this saturday dustin and i headed to Vista Paint (they have the best prices!) to pick up a quart of paint. i assumed this would be an easy process, all i needed was a can of white paint. not as easy at it sounds, there are about 500 different shades of "white" and after going back and forth with the gentlemen that was helping me, i ended up with the perfect shade of Egg White (only $8 a quart and $0.84 for a brush). i started by lightly sanding and then painted a light coat of paint and waited for it to dry completely before i added a second and third coat. i'm pretty happy with how it came out and i can't wait to go to Ikea to stock up on goodies to add to my "new" side table.

before...
after...
 until next time...happy painting xoxo

2 comments:

Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash said...

Good job, hunnay! I went to buy paint a few months ago and it was ridiculous! I had no idea there would be so many choices of white and tones and whatever!

xx
Holly Foxen Wells
GlamourMash

Maegan said...

thanks doll! i know right...apparently buying paint is like buying tires LOL

xoxo
Megs
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