It's Not All Unicorns and Rainbows
Most days I love what I do. Of course there are some tasks that I enjoy more than others, but that's to be expected with any job. But my all time least favorite is stripping paint off furniture. And holy moly taking the paint off the table I just bought is a tough job for sure. And messy. And, at least from my perspective today, never ending.
|It looks so sweet from a distance. |
Don't. Let. It. Fool. You.
One of the joys of using chalk paint is typically skipping the step of stripping furniture. However, the paint on this table is chipping and peeling, so removing it first is essential to a quality finish. I tried sanding the paint off with an orbital sander, but the paint was thick and stubborn and I didn't want to damage the wood. My next step was to try a chemical stripper.
|Round 1 of paint stripper.|
|Round 2 of paint stripper.|
While I was
|Before: step stool by the Bombay Company|
|Pink base with white steps.|
|The step stool is sturdy even on the top step.|
|Garden frog. He actually is so sweet, but he looks a little grumpy in this photo. |
Kinda like how I feel today, ha ha.