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By waddy

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I’m not one who can just sit around during the winter months, waiting for spring to arrive, I’ve got to be doing something. This was my project this winter.

I’ve long found this sideboard too dark for our small dining room and the cost of replacing it was out of the question, so I decided to paint it.

First I removed the drawers and took off all the locks, hinges and handles.

Then I sanded the whole thing down with fine sandpaper before wiping it all over with lint free cloth and turps.

After leaving it to thoroughly dry, I gave it two coats of undercoat I left it to dry overnight.

As I wanted a gloss finish rather than the distressed look, I gave it two coats of good quality non-drip gloss.
leaving it to dry completely between coats.

I’m rather pleased with the results and a lot less than paying for a new one.

Now I need another project to carry me through to spring…any ideas?

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I know just what you mean, Waddy. I like to be doing something too - just started redecorating the kitchen while I wait for the garden to dry out a bit. You've done a good job there and well worth the effort. Brilliant :)

26 Jan, 2015

 

Fantastic job! Looks much better white doesn't it?

26 Jan, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Wow that's superb you've done a brilliant job on that Waddy it looks brand new a perfect transformation job :o)

26 Jan, 2015

 

Brilliant Waddy Top marks.

26 Jan, 2015

 

That looks really nice...nice and light.
You could always pop and help me lay a couple of bases for a shed and greenhouse if you getting itchy feet....lol.
The shed one is partly done but then I'll have to start on the greenhouse base. Not the best of jobs....digging clay soil at this time of year but the shed that we inherited when we moved in December has a hole in the floor and roof and is generally rotting(also in the wrong place for me) So, it had to be done asap as we have so much stuff in it getting wet!

26 Jan, 2015

 

It looks great white Waddy. You're a very thorough worker, I would have been too lazy to remove the hinges so my makeovers always look a bit tatty lol. Still, I like the shabby chic look at least that's my excuse. I bet you feel happy every time you look at it, a very professional job:-))

26 Jan, 2015

 

Well done, Waddy ... painted very nicely :)

26 Jan, 2015

 

Its lovely, looks very professional.....I'm knitting frilly scarves at the moment in front of a log fire, very cosy.....

26 Jan, 2015

 

that looks amazing Waddy. your hard work shows...:-)

26 Jan, 2015

 

That looks much better,Julia..so nice and light..and I notice you have got the booze close to hand ! Lol. It's a credit to you,well done :o) x

26 Jan, 2015

 

What a brilliant idea ! It looks like new :o)
You are very clever.

26 Jan, 2015

 

Gee; I didn't say, but I've also decorated the dining room where the sideboard is kept. I'm not bragging just pointing out I'm never still lol!

26 Jan, 2015

 

Karen; Thank you ...I think it does :)

26 Jan, 2015

 

Amy; Thank you...and cheaper!

26 Jan, 2015

 

Diane; Thank you :)

26 Jan, 2015

 

Paul; Thanks for the offer, but I'd hate to deprive you of the chance of such hard work.

26 Jan, 2015

 

Bornagain; Thanks...yes I'm very happy with the final result

26 Jan, 2015

 

TT; Thank you :)

26 Jan, 2015

 

Pamg; Thank you...I've given up knitting, unless it's dolly clothes!

26 Jan, 2015

 

Sandra; Thank you :)

26 Jan, 2015

 

Bloomer; Thank you! ...and the booze it's only for guests and if you believe that...lol!

26 Jan, 2015

 

Hywel; Thank you very much :)

26 Jan, 2015

 

You have created a lovely piece of furniture and what a first class job you have made of it. Well done you!

26 Jan, 2015

 

Lovely! Well done Waddy. Do you fancy a trip to Belgium? I've got enough little jobs that would keep you occupied for a year!

27 Jan, 2015

 

Wildrose; Thank you :)

27 Jan, 2015

 

Digginfit; Err, perhaps not just yet, I think I'd find it rather too cold for my liking...but thanks for the offer!

27 Jan, 2015

 

Upcycle us the way to go .

Looking good.

Got some good table mats when in Singapore but think them now need upcycled with some nice holiday snaps.

27 Jan, 2015

 

That sounds like a great idea Scotkat!

27 Jan, 2015

 

Good one. Corner is much lighter.
We have dark oak furniture & face bricks...

28 Jan, 2015

 

Thanks Bill :)

29 Jan, 2015

 

wow, what a difference! it's amazing how it lights up the space instead of "darkening" it. Good for you

6 Feb, 2015

 

Aww, Thank you Fran!

6 Feb, 2015

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