Well, we're still working on the deck and we're almost ready to sand it, power wash it, then paint it with the product Deck Restore. I think we're going to get it from Ace Hardware instead of Home Depot, it would just be nice to have a worker to talk to about it before getting started, and Ace is better with that. :)
But in the mean time here's a little project I worked on a few weeks ago. A piece of furniture for another niece! This time my crazy, funny, talented niece, Ali :)
This was a beautiful piece of furniture to begin with. I didn't get the before picture until after I had removed the old hardware and sanded the whole thing down of course ;)
My niece's bedroom is very colorful and she wanted this to match her aqua curtains so I decided to use latex paint this time. I sanded lightly and then rolled on two coats of primer. I like to use those little foam rollers just like this one. Sorry I don't have a picture!! They work really well with latex paint on furniture and leave a nice looking and feeling finish.
After rolling on 2 coats of the paint (Aqua Spray by Behr in an eggshell finish) I brushed on one coat of semi gloss polyurethane.
Ali picked out the new knobs at Hobby Lobby. My sister and I were actually less than thrilled about them, they are big and swirly. But once put on the dresser they looked great! They almost look like a big rose bud!
Here's Ali with her new dresser in her room :)
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