Got these pieces from a friend when she was leaving Texas to go back to her home state. My niece who recently moved to the hill country was in need of some bedroom furniture– so when I snatched three pieces for $40—-you bet I was excited!
How do you paint on particle board pieces? Well it’s actually easier than you think. PRIMER, a well ventilated area (preferably outdoors), and disposable brushes (since the primer is oil based).
As with any cool project- I get antsy with excitement. However, it’s been so gosh-darn H O T th at I was NOT looking forward to working outdoors on this one—(but, I didn’t want to stink up the house or pass out from primer fumes)- so outdoors it was. My HEAT aversion (+) the locust I could hear singing in the distance, (+) 99º temps, made me feel like I was in the dessert and about to wither away and die. Argh@#$%^!!!
I was so happy to finally have all the pieces primed- so indoors we went!
Next was mixing up some latex to turn into chalk paint for a way forgiving surface and finish. Then using some accent colors to add some dimension.
Then the finished look.
(Some light sanding and a wax finish for a seal and smooth finish.)
No more outdoor projects til the fall & my favorite time of year~