A big thanks to Maryann at Domestically Speaking, for the heads up on the free paint
last Sat at ACE! Not That I need anymore paint! Seriously, I counted. I have over fifty...yes 50,
containers of paint in all different colors! But, I didn't have this color!! Since it was FREE, and I already have a bazillion colors on hand, I got COBALT! My fave color. I don't have
anything to paint this shade....yet! I'ma lookin'. Isn't it yummy??
Here is my latest project. A pretty nice score from CL. I don't think the owners ever once polished, cleaned or even wiped this baby down! She was pretty grimy!!
I'm going to go over some wood finishing steps while I'm working on this project. I have been refinishing wood a lot longer than I've been painting it. I couldn't believe what a beautiful top the lower part of this hutch had. I know, you're looking at it and going, "yeah, right." Just wait. This hutch is solid maple. I couldn't believe my eyes when I sanded off that stain. Pure, solid maple butcher block. Even those shelves are solid. I sanded those puppies down as well.
I will be adding bits to this day by day until I'm finished.
This baby was just a tad, um, filthy!
Filling in a crack w/some wood filler.
This left leg had a some serious gouges and a chunk missing from the molding. No problem.
I will fabricate the missing piece with Plastic Wood. It dries quickly and sands easily. The benefit over the wood filler is that it will not shrink and crack. For really big fill jobs, use an epoxy filler.