my sewing table is all done, and cozily ensconced in our second bedroom. i’m super happy with the result, especially given what it looked like before! for two sundays i gloved, goggled, and gas masked myself in the backyard and steel wooled my way through layers of rust and spray paint. (if you’ve ever worn latex and grade 7 science lab googles in 30 degree heat you have an idea of how much fun that was.)
several singed arm hairs, 6 cheap paint brushes, dozens of balls of steel wool later, and an endless number of times hearing katy perry’s “friday,” the base had gone through a transformation:
the primer was supposed to take 4-5 hours to dry, but my basement was so humid that after 24 hours it was still sticky! i hoisted the dehumidifier onto the workshop table and positioned a fan directly onto the base to help it along, and after 2 days it was ready for its first coat of paint.
i was hoping, with the primer, one coat of paint was all it would take, but it needed a second to get that real “taxi” colour i was going for. it’s hard to tell from the picture, but there’s a greenish tinge to the yellow here, but that all got taken care of with the second coat.