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Painting complete

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I have the entire shelving unit painted. It was fun! Very telling in how to do it once I got in and started. I painted against the grain at first, which is how I got the look in the top of the shelf, but I wanted a smoother finish, especially on top, so put a 2nd coat on the top. 

As I went, it dawned on me that I needed more paint on the brush to apply a thicker coat. Overall, this unit took about 1/2 qt of paint. I made up my chalk paint using non-sanded tile grout. 

Next I will be sanding. I might get to start that tonight but will have to be careful that I don’t  sand too much off. I also have to decide how I want to finish this piece. 

A few things I found helpful are to make sure I had a towel handy to wipe off paint that I wear..LOL

Starting from the back of the deep shelves in the center of the unit, with the brush loaded, painting with the grain was best for me. I have the unit sitting on cardboard, but next time I will use 2×4’s to raise it up because there are two corner’s that I can’t get to. A clean working environment is a must. Having two dogs that both have long hair make that difficult. I will confess now that this piece has a few hairs painted in. LOL 

It will be a day or two before I post again because I have other things to do in my room before I can out this unit back in there, and I have to walk the dogs, cook and all that other domestic stuff.  shop and cook for myself & my brother and I am designated driver for my elderly parents too. Image

Here is a photo of the shelves all painted 


These are my babies who now get to go for a long well deserved walk!



Author: Bev

Just moved to an old Historic town in Oregon, to be closer to my elderly parents. Sharing a house with my brother that was built in 1890. I have two German Shepherds that love to walk, romp and play, swim and anything else as long as it is with me. My interests are in home decor, gardening, and remaking furniture by repairing, painting and breathing new life into it. Trying to learn all I can about blogging too!

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