Sunday, February 20, 2011
I went on a bender with the orbital sander yesterday. I don't know when I'll actually finish these projects, but I wanted to take advantage of the mild temperatures we're having. I probably could have skipped sanding the fixtures on the lamp. The original colored paint was flat. Now that I see the aluminum shining though, I'm tempted to sand them down completely and leave well enough alone. Although I do think the lamp would look awfully smart with white fixtures. Decisions, decisions.
I've had the lamp for years. It is a Todd Oldham for Target piece. I'm tired of the colored fixtures so I bought a couple of cans of Rustoleum's High Heat spray paint in white. This was months ago. Then I decided that I'd rather sell it than put a whole lot of effort into it. Last week's listing on craigslist generated little interest. I don't really have a place for it right now (there's a floor lamp where it used to be), but I'd probably like it a whole lot more if it were neutral. And if I liked it a whole lot, I'd probably find a place for it, and so on, and so on, and so on...
The table is a Goodwill find. I blogged about it here, near the end of the post. I'm thinking of partially staining, partially painting the finish. Its Mid-Century deliciousness had me at hello. The legs will get stained for sure. I have this gray stain that I picked up at Habitat's ReStore. Gray and white...gray and yellow...pondering.
Here's a picture of the table after being sanded.
Cute, isn't it?
If you're wondering about the status of the Shaker peg rail, fear not. I exhausted myself to the point of being too tired last night to cover the rail with its final coat of paint. Instead I will slap on the last coat as soon as I finish this post. The wall where the rail will hang needs to be patched. A coat of paint wouldn't hurt the wall either. I'm also seriously considering reupholstering my headboard, changing the window treatment, and rotating some artwork. It never ends.
To be continued...
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