I remember when I was around 13, I went through a black phase. I thought furniture looked better when it was black. Who knew I was ahead of the trend? I remember painting whatever random garage sale furniture my mom got me black and not because I was in a Gothic dark phase, I just liked black. I spent a lot of time this week reliving that phase of my life.
I went to Joann's on Tuesday and found this green star marked 70% off. It came to around $5. I really thought it would look better black and knew I couldn't use it in my house being the color it was, so the only solution was to paint it black.
So I started out with some black spray paint primer and put two coats on letting it dry between coats. Then I finished with another coat of black spray paint (all things I had on hand). I then took a little sandpaper to it to cut down the sheen and here you go.
I've wanted to paint an initial for quite some time, but every time I think about getting one at Joann's they are on sale and I can't use my coupon, or it's not on sale and I have something better to use my coupon on. Dilemmas I know! I finally bought one. My four year old helped me paint it and after about 4 layers of black paint (49cents for the bottle), it was ready to have the edges sanded. I sanded down the edges to let some of the brown paper mache show, and there you have it.
© 2016 Rachel Teodoro.