I mean, really. It was great! We’ve been doing some family furniture swapping around here, and I ended up with a spray painted cabinet for my office. Whee! Here’s what happened:
My parents have had the same dining room table for eva eva, and my grandmother gave her larger, cooler table to my parents. Who in turn gave their table to my sister. But, sissy didn’t want the china cabinet that went with it. Or they didn’t offer it, who knows. ANYWAY, once the new table was next to the old china cabinet my mom was all “no,” and so she gave it to me and suggested we spray painted it which we did and now I love it.
I love furniture musical chairs. So, we decided to paint the furniture once we’d brought it to my house, which was a process in and of itself that involved daydrinking and me driving home with my knees against the steering wheel because my mom measured the furniture and my car and IT WILL DEFINITELY FIT but she didn’t exactly factor in space for humans to be in the car with the furniture. You should have been there. AND THEN we had to get my neighbor Rebecca to help us move the thing out of the house onto the sidewalk and I thought I was going to die because Jay wasn’t there to help us. But we got it onto the sidewalk! And then we sanded the edges lightly so the paint would stick. And then we took off the hardware and taped the glass with newspaper which took FOREVER but obviously had to be done.
Then we started painting! We had a back and forth with doing the inside or outside color first, and eventually kind of did them at the same time – coat of green inside, white outside while that dried, back and forth, correcting mistakes as we went. This is the green after one coat:
What I learned moving through the process was that you always need way more spray paint than you think and also that doors are hard. We’d paint the outside of the doors, then open them to work on the green, and BOOM! Scratch. The white/green lines at the edges of the doors were kind of an issue, so we got the green allllll done and then sprayed little bits that had seeped through very last with the white since the doors stay shut. It’s not perfect, but it’s exactly what we needed.
Inside, the cabinet sits at the edge of my office and the kitchen, so I use the bottom closed part for ugly catering things – deli tubs and the like. Then, the top has some random bar stuff and pretty dishes and pictures. I already have plans to change the inside color (using a brush, not spray paint) every year or so because why not? That won’t cause problems down the road to just have endless layers of paint on top of paint, right? Right.
Ok, now, really. The end.