I am far from perfect… & make mistakes a lot.
But perfect is boring right? & my mistakes are
just happy accidents that help me learn more about myself.
This is also true when it comes to painting furniture.
I learn as I go, & learn from all of my “mistakes”.
I get so many emails daily asking for tips & I have
decided to share my tips & tricks with all of you
from my experience in painting so far.
I made a mistake a week ago.. & I have learned
a huge lesson from that mistake that I made.
It’s simple, & may seem dumb, but it doesn’t hurt
to be reminded so that you don’t ruin a
piece of furniture like I did…
Â This is a little stenciled nightstand I had painted a few months ago,
but had never sealed it. I went to go seal it with polyurethane
& failed to make sure the brush I was using was clean.
Yup, the brush I used had some unknown substance in it &
ruined the whole top to this lovely nightstand…
after a few choice words & a moment of sadness,
I decided to make some changes & make the nightstand
lovely once again…
Â I decided to add stripes to the top, yes, stripes make me happy
& after I ruined the stenciled top, stripes were the next
Â I also distressed the piece to make it a lovely shabby
I was really upset when I messed up the top of this piece..
but to be honest, I’m glad it happened now, because
I love this little nightstand.
In case you care what the inside of this lovely little nightstand
happens to look like…
Â The combo of the light gray & blue with antiquing
is my new favorite combo.
The slight antique finish really brings out all of the detail in this
piece & makes the detail & colors pop out more.
So my paint tip #1 may seem kind of silly, but can make all
the difference. Make sure all of your utensils are clean & properly
dried off so that nothing foreign mixes with your paint or whatever you are
using. It’s all fun & games until you get wood stain mixed in with your
Have you made any errors while painting? What’s your biggest
“happy accident” that you have made? What kind of tips do you want
me to share with you? Let me know in the comments below
or on the facebook page…
Talk to you soon…
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Timmy Schnakenberg says
This was really great to read. Thank you!