When my distributor asked for a guest blogger, my first thought was that I wouldn’t have anything to share. I LOVE to see posts on the APC Facebook site and my painting pales in comparison. But I put on my big girl panties and decided to put myself out there. After all, this paint is too much fun to hold back! Some background, I am VERY new to painting home décor items, let alone painting furniture to sell. I also am what people call a left-brained (or is it right-brained?) person who lacks original creativity. Granted, I can honestly say I’ve come a long way, but I’m nowhere near the talented people whose work I’ve seen on Facebook. Can you say ‘paint envy’? My paint project is yes, a boring wooden file cabinet. What can I say, it was something I had already.
The most difficult issue for me is deciding what color to paint. So after looking at several pictures (remember…’lacks original creativity’), I settled on painting the base in Lincoln’s Hat.
Next, I painted over Lincoln’s Hat just the box section in Home Plate. I put a couple of coats, not being too careful to cover completely since I was distressing it back to black, it was fine. Then I wanted to paint the drawers a different color than the rest, so I used Smoke Signal. At this point, I wanted something that made this more than a ‘boring file cabinet painted black, white and grey’ so I came up with an idea to do a stencil on the front. (Actually, I saw a picture that I liked…yes, lacks original creativity!) I didn’t have the stencil that I had envisioned in my mind, so I created my own, clear waxed it, added new drawer pulls and voila!!
Either the price was right or someone really needed a file cabinet or they actually liked it, because it sold the day I put it on the floor! Guess I’ll keep painting, after all, I have two more file cabinets and I may even try something outside of grayscale, well maybe!
Post courtesy of Lori Emry of Tossed and Found in Idaho