|This is it sanded back, i began to have second thoughts on painting it at all... maybe i shouldn't have|
|Close up on a a carving on one of the ends.|
Colour choice was tough. I wanted my latest green, but then thought better of it with the couch i have (it's a tropical print 50's number). Then i thought black or white. Naaa. How about grey? Yes, i'll do a light grey. So this was the semi-final product
I sat while i looked and then i looked while i sat. Boring, just plain boring no matter which way i eyeballed it. I could barely see the carvings. Black, just had to be. So i picked up a semi gloss tin and slapped on 2 coats and this is the finished product.
|We'd already moved it upstairs and hooked up all the electrical when it was grey. Indoor painting in black is not a good idea when you're me...|
|Those very large speakers had to go somewhere ... underneath is the least offensive|
|Now i can see the carvings properly. I painted this part with the brush very flat - no bristles so i didn't fill them in.|
Much happier with this version, and the little cocktail cupboard just makes it for me - lookswise i mean. I've yet to decide on whether to keep the doors clear or not on the cabinet. I like that it looks lived in - providing i can keep it semi neat. Unfortunately the dvd /sound system / radio player thing doesn't fit inside. Ugh!
I actually finished a project i've been talking about for months, it's a good feeling. What's next??? .....