And yes, I was thrilled to be painting again and now I have a few finished pieces to share. First up is this cute little nightstand/end table. It was a Goodwill find. I love the clean modern lines and it is unbelieveably heavy - always a good sign of a quality piece. Hope your eyes are not blinded by the snow in the background of the before shot!
In keeping with the clean lines, I kept the finish really simple. After the usual prep, I applied two coats of Martha Stewart's Mariner Blue. I distressed the edges just a bit and applied two coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly. I applied the poly in the garage and it refused to dry. It just felt sticky. That's what really prompted me to bring furniture in the house. As soon as I brought this piece inside, it dried beautifully. After that, I just decided I was fighting a losing battle in my cold garage.
I love this shade of blue. I actually love all shades of blue! Later this week I'll be doing a guest post over at Primitive & Proper on the color blue. Cassie is doing a series called A Colorful World with guest bloggers writing about their favorite colors. The series kicks off today with the color pink. Be sure to check it out!
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