Here are some of the things my granddaughter Grace and I painted this weekend:
Some of you might recall this photo of some thrifting finds last December. The 4-drawer shelf wasn't exactly pretty, was it? But I thought it might clean up well...
and it did! We chose soft pink and cream for our paint job on this unit, and I am pleased with the result.
Our last project was a small stool I found at a thrift shop. The top was painted with roses but someone had dripped white paint on them and I wasn't sure I could clean it off. I decided to try dabbing it with nail polish remover and it worked. Whew. The base of the stool was wood finish that was not in good condition. Since we already had the pink and cream in use, we went ahead and painted the edge of the top with pink, and the base with cream.
Next project was a wood basket that Grace painted. This too was a wood finish, and it had a red rose drawn on it with magic marker. We sanded it and then painted over the rose. We were dismayed when we saw the marker had bled through the paint but then decided we liked the softened look of the rose so we left it that way:
This chair is a work in progress. It will need several more coats of paint before it is ready for the seat to be replaced.