10.19.2011

THE PERFECT PAINT

I have sadly neglected this $10 shelf I found at the thrift store.  I planned on painting it over the summer and it fell to the bottom of the "to do list".  I wasn't exactly sure what color I wanted to paint it and so I never got too excited about it.  


I am still not sure what color I want to paint it, but I finally found my inspiration, 
this lovely desk Danielle painted.  I love Danielle's blog, Danielle Oakey Interiors.  
She is a very talented designer and she tackles some fabulous DIY projects.  
She's my kind of girl! 
My shelf won't be blue, but I will most certainly be using 

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Look at that high gloss finish.  Love it!


I first learned about Rust-oleum Protective Enamel from 
She painted this side table in Smoke Gray.

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She just posted last week about all the new colors that are available.  
I can't wait to get to a Home Depot and get my hands on a quart of this paint.  
I'm still not sure on a color yet, but I will keep you posted.  
It's on the schedule to get painted this weekend.
I have put it off long enough. 

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Anyone else had any experience using this product?  
I have painted with oil based paint plenty of times before, 
so I am aware of the mess it makes and I'm willing to deal with it.
I sure hope my project turns out like Danielle and Jenny's.  Wish me luck!

8 comments:

  1. I haven't used the oil based enamel yet but I been using a latex water based enamel from Behr and I like it! Love the bookcase and can't wait to see it!

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  2. Had some catching up to do because I was out of town for a long weekend! I'm in love with the color on that desk, and I'm itching to try that paint! Can't wait to see how the shelf turns out. Also - how sweet of your hub. I'm feeling a sweet tooth attack right now ;)

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  3. The shelf is going to be be beautiful!! I look forward to seeing it!! Love that blue desk, too!

    XO,
    Janie

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  4. Thanks so much for your kind words and including my desk! The shelf is going to be awesome!

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  5. the shelf will look great and i can't wait to hear about the paint! i want to try it, too!

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  6. It promises to look amazing..a great piece.

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  7. Yes! I've painted an old nightstand with the Rustoleum! I used the satin finish in black and it turned out great! I was so happy with the finish. Can't wait to see your shelf finished.

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  8. The oil-based enamel does hold up to a beating - wonderful for a busy family. If you do use it let it cure a good bit - give the paint a chance to really harden up and it will last for-eva.

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