Last Updated on December 28, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
This weekend, I painted the doors in J & A’s master bedroom. I must now say that black doors are my new favorite thing. I mean, just a simple coat (or two) of black paint took average, run-of-the-mill doors and turned them into eye-popping design statements.
Here’s what the doors looked like before…just your everyday six-panel door.
I also got the headboard polyurethaned, and it looks beautiful…
Let me just say, in my defense, I think the paint fumes had gotten to me. Or maybe it was just sheer exhaustion. But whatever the reason, I thought it was hilarious to have my Jack in the Box cup in every single picture. Yes, I was absolutely cracking myself up.
Now that I’ve gotten some rest (and have come down from my paint fume-induced high), I realize it’s not really funny at all. But now I’m laughing at how absurdly I was behaving! Oh dear…it’s a good thing I’ve never done drugs or been drunk a day in my life. It wouldn’t be a pretty picture, I can assure you.
I also wanted to add a quick addendum to Friday’s post about restaining old wood furniture. One person asked how, exactly, this works since the purpose of polyurethane is to seal the wood.
My answer is…I don’t know. All I know is that after giving the piece a quick sanding, it just seems to soak up the stain. Perhaps this method only works with very old furniture pieces, after the polyurethane has been oxidized for so long that it’s no longer serving its protective purposes.
But I wanted to show you just how much I sand the piece. It’s really not much at all, as you will see. The chair still has almost all of its original color after I sanded it. The pictures below show different parts of the chair after sanding (left), and then after restaining (right). The difference is really remarkable.
Well, I hope you have a great Monday!
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