September 5, 2011
I was a bit of a weekend warrior the last few days…. getting a little sun in my backyard workshop and adding to my freckle collection while using power tools…what could be better!! I tackled my pottery barn inspired bar this weekend. Here’s how it turned out.
First I lightly sanded it and wiped it down with a tack cloth. Next, I sprayed it with a gray primer coat (always use gray when painting anything red) and then about three coats of Benjamin Moore Bonaparte in a semi gloss finish. Once I had pretty good coverage with the red I sanded the whole piece roughly and paid special attention to the corners and edges and finished by wiping it down with a tack cloth again. I wiped minwax Jacobean stain on and off making sure to get the sanded pieces and let is set up overnight. I finished the bar by coating it with about 6 or 7 coats of satin finish polyurethane (spray – otherwise I’d be crazy right now). And Voila.
Here’s the Inspiration Pic from Pottery Barn….
Here’s how mine turned out…..
Here are the steps in photo’s:
Take a look at some of my other projects below where I have re-invented furniture with paint and a little ingenuity…Let me know if you need some help with your project(s).
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