Here is what I’m noticing. People are getting creative! Not only because of the influences of the old standbys of decorating shows and magazines, there’s Pinterest, Instagram, Websites and Blogs that inspire us, help us to dream and spur us on to try something we may never have thought of doing or just encouraging us to go for it. I have seen and loved many examples of the mixed high gloss/wood sideboards. So why not love my own?
Case in point – a treasured family sideboard we had already modified to house our electronics. Before you wood lovers (men) flip out and demand your blog reading minutes back, here is my evidence to justify what I did.
But ask yourselves this, would this blog entry create any kind of response from you had I taken the less offensive route and just stained the darn thing? I dare say not! So, you are welcome if I have stirred up emotion or an opinion or for you to declare “Injustice!”.
Here’s how it played out:
I used a latex, high gloss white paint by Behr from the Home Depot. I would have loved an even glossier finish, but then I would have had to lug it down to the automotive detailer and of course, shell out much more than $13.00. Now THAT’S injustice. So, I settled for the high gloss I had easy access to and painted 2 coats with brush and foam roller. I do recommend putting down a drop cloth….do as I say, not as I do, or clean up the messy floor after. Your call.
I hope all my wood-only loving followers can find it in their hearts to forgive. If you wait long enough I may redeem myself somewhere along the way, but don’t hold your breath. If it can be painted, it’s fair game!