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Old 01-17-2014, 11:15 AM   #26
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And you might give them a light sanding so they'll have 'tooth'. Something for the paint to adhere to.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:57 PM   #27
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If it doesn't move, I'll paint it eventually and that means you, too!

I'm the spray paint queen. I've got this next project dialed in, I just need to find time to do it. I've spray painted a dining room table/4 chairs and china cabinet twice - 2 different looks, 3 different decades. Someone bought the last "look" at a garage sale for much less than I paid for it 30 years ago, but I figure the original cost was amortized over all of those years.

I don't do this with any piece of furniture, like the 'nice' deco piece I was working on.

I'm not even gonna sand those nightstands down. TSP, kilz spray, gray primer spray, silver spray, an antique glaze to tone it down, and a spray finish (I may change my mind about spraying on the finish). A little glue for the beveled mirror (with a pre-drilled hole for the knob) on the front, and I'm done!

I've read a lot of folks' blogs that have done this mirrored look, and because I know spray paint, I'm not shy about this next project. Some have even used embossed wallpaper on drawer fronts to mimic those old tin finishes. Like this one:

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Old 01-24-2014, 12:03 AM   #28
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Looking forward to seeing pics!
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