- A sturdy stool, or other interesting furniture
- Electric Sander
- Medium & Fine Sanding pads
- Sanding Sponge
- Masking paper (newspaper works too, but these rolls are handy dandy)
- Spray paints: Primer, 3 colors, Clear Seal (I'm using high gloss baby!)
- Dropcloth (old sheets work too, and they are almost free at the goodwill)
- Cute stuff to put on top of it after.
Get your stool, or chair, or whatever it is you're going to be color blocking. Here's my little darling wonder:
Yawn... bring a book! This stool wasn't even asking for the spotlight. Oh well, let's change that. Gather up your stuff:
Ok - start sanding, and since we are going to be painting this, there's no need to remove the original coat all the way. Just get it smooth and scratched up so our paint has something to hang onto.
Chiseled Chair tutorial. I wanted something angular to add interest to the chair. To get this look, just run your sander on high away from the chair, then when it's nice and fast, just press the sander into a curved edge and hold. Lift up, admire your work, and repeat 50 times or so.
Next up, add a coat of primer:
Press your tape nice & firm, then use your masking paper to cover the feet:
Sanding between coats is a great way to get rid of weird little spray paint bumps, and other unexpected textures. This also helps a lot in the adhesion department. Here's where the electric sander is a no-go, it will just take the paint right off. We just want a gentle sanding... steel wool works too.
Once you are happy with your coats, let it dry a full 24 hours, and then let's start taping downwards. I chose to let the blue stay all the way down to the lowest spindle there:
Email me here. Here's another side by side, I just love before & afters:
If you missed any of the other classes you can check them out by clicking here. Have a fantastic day, a fun Friday, and a wonderful weekend ahead. Tell me, what projects do you have on the horizon?