Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak)

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Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak)

This is a Guest Blog by Deborah Pollard who owns a retail store called ‘The Square Nail‘ in The Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada.  She is an Authorized Retailer of American Paint Company products. This is her story of Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak).

Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak)

Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak)

I purchased this piece in Gananoque, Ontario – about a 3 hour drive for me. I had no idea how heavy it was (solid oak) – I almost had to go home without it!

These card catalogs are very hard to come by so I knew I wanted to do something special. It sold before I had a chance to paint it but luckily my client was up for anything. We picked out the colors but then I had free reign to do as I wished. It is going to be used to house a vintage wine collection. The card catalog was in excellent condition – just needed a thorough cleaning. I started the process using the Surface Prep / Brush Cleaner – a little goes a very long way!

Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak)

 

No sanding was needed – applied the first coat of Home Plate and the coverage was excellent. I always like to wait 24 hours before applying a second coat even though it dries to the touch in a few hours. After applying the second coat on the body of the piece I dismantled the drawers and randomly painted the fronts with Home Plate, Gun Powder, Country Barn and Tarnished Platter – two coats. Next I used 120 sandpaper to lightly distress the drawer fronts and the edges of the body.

Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak)

Finally I finished everything off with Top Coat – which is extremely easy to work with – and I applied 2 coats. This might be my most favorite piece to date!

Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak)

Products Used for this Project:

Repainting an Old Card Catalog (Solid Oak)

Prep:  APC’s Surface Prep & Brush Cleaner (Organic)

Body:  Home Plate

Drawers:  Gunpowder, Country Barn, Tarnished Platter and Home Plate.

Sealer:  Sealed with Top Coat.

Guest Blog by:  Deborah Pollard

Deborah owns a retail store called ‘The Square Nail‘ in The Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada.  She is an Authorized Retailer of American Paint Company products.

 

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