Monday, November 12, 2012

Painted Furniture - Toy Box Seat

Completed project with the addition of the quilt.


I learned one lesson with this toy box - those decals are stuck on with mega glue. Wetting, scraping, goo-gone, scraping did not remove them. Finally sanded and sanded and sanded some more.


The Before cleaning, sanding, Kilz primer/stain cover base coat (now you know the sequence before painting).

Below first try CeCeCaldwell Santa Fe Turquoise. This wasn't the right color choice. This is when I discovered one cannot paint over a removed decal unless the glue is also removed. The project stalled for a day while I thought about it (and finally found the sander).


Do you notice the amazing brown stains INSIDE the toy box? Had to deal with those too.


Since I had been working on organizing my paint supplies this week I noticed I had a fresh can of Kilz primer/stain cover. I used the entire can covering the Toy Box Seat, with several passes over the dark stains and the tail end of the Kilz on the CeCeCaldwell Santa Fe Turquoise. Sunshine in November, 10 degrees Celsius. Painting does NOT end in late autumn when sunshine and a light breeze occur. The Kilz coverage over those dark brown interior stains was great. Early afternoon sunshine.


Spray paint sort of covered the original brown stain finish and sort of covered the first coat of CeCeCaldwell Santa Fe Turquoise but since I ran out of Kilz (used up the tin) I started with CeCeCaldwell Antique White. You can see the contrasts between the first coat over the spray paint. The picture with my hand shows three variations - original, blue and white.


First coat over blue, then the back view with 2 coats, and front view with two coats (red is my painting apron, saves a lot of ruined clothes).

If you were wondering why I didn't continue with the blue - its the heart cutout, just didn't seem right (heart/blue). 



Inside has one coat of CeCe Antique White as has the bottom of the seat. Getting there. Next coat (if no blue shows through after the paint dries) is Satin Varithane. Lighting is late evening, same day.

Next day ...



and the before and after...



Thanks for visiting.

Also sharing with: One More Time (February 9, 2014)

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25 comments:

  1. That is such an improvement. I love the new white look! A lot of work, but a nice reward!

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  2. What a lot of work but well worth it!

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  3. The stickers sounded like a pain, but it was worth it. Looks great now! So cute. That quilt is amazing!

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  4. Great paint job! I've been searching for a toy chest bench for my daughter. I really like this one! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-6.html

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    1. Thanks for sharing at last week's Submarine Sunday link party! I featured this toy chest bench at this week's party. I hope you'll link up again this week, and don't forget to grab a feature button!

      T'onna
      http://www.navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-7.html

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  5. A gal with a vision for cute! Vision becomes reality and it IS cute!

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  6. Wow, all your work paid off. Lovely job.

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  7. I love benches! I might be a benchaholic! Every I see one, I'm thinking where can I put this? You did an awesome job! So pretty!

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  8. Yes, decals are impossible to remove. You did a great job! Love the colorful yo-yos too!

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  9. Turned out very nice Joy. Who would have thought that would have been so hard to cover. Love it white and the quilt is really a treasure.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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  10. That toy box seat looks much happier now. Nice job.

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  11. Your persistence was well worth it, the box looks gorgeous and oh so fresh!
    I just love it!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  12. Great job on the toy box. I have a very old YoYo quilt like you shared.

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  13. Wow! Seeing that bench brought back a rush of memory and emotion. My mother had a bench that was very similar to your bench on her front porch.
    When she got so ill we had to put her in the nursing home, one of my duties was to deal with the stuff at her house and I wound up giving that bench to one of her dear friends.

    Your bench is beautiful.

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  14. What a cute toy box/bench! It looks so pretty and I love extra storage space!

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  15. Looks great! but I have to admit I liked the turquoise :)

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  16. You did a wonderful job on the little bench! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Thanksgiving too. ~Marti

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  17. What alot of work but it looks wonderful!

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  18. Hi Joy..with some TLC & a lot of elbow grease you really saved this darling piece!! It is just perfect..and I love your yo yo quilt too. My mom made me one of those years ago..so sweet.
    Have a happy Thanksgiving & Happy Pink Saturday too.
    xo Tami

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  19. I like how it turned out.

    iHeart PINK
    Have a lovely Saturday. Come and see me when you get a chance.

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  20. Joy, this was alot of hard work, but it certainly paid off. I am a lover of that shade of blue but I agree, the white worked better. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  21. You loved it when it was new and now you love it again .It is so much fun to change things with paint.Happy PS
    Laura

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  22. All the sanding was worth it! That bench is totally refreshed. And I love the quilt too!

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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