even a little furniture painting. This latest project involved this orange pine sideboard,
functional, but not overly pretty.
Rather than sanding, I took the easy option and used paint stripper to remove the varnish from those two sections which I stained. A light sanding then some walnut stain and finished with a layer of wax.
Following the lazy person's guide to painting which involves not having to sand or prime, meant mixing up some DIY 'Chalk Paint', a combination of paint, plaster of paris and water,
approximately 1 cup of paint added to a slurry of 1 tblsp plaster of paris mixed with 2 tblsp water.
This paint mix will adhere to anything without priming or sanding. The rougher finish does require a light sanding, but lends itself perfectly to distressing.
A technique I'm not yet at all comfortable with, cover something with paint then sand it off, makes no sense at all. Those yellow walls in the background will hopefully be gone by the end of the week. Wall washing tomorrow, the rain bringing with it an abundance of mildew, followed by two coats of Taubmans Martini. So as much as a break in the rain would be welcomed, the opportunity to tick some indoor jobs off the list is very pleasing.