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Before and After: Painting Built-In Shelves

By Top This Top That on Feb 07, 2013

Ever since my latest paint project here, my confidence with my paint brush is soaring to try new things, to be bold, to be daring, to go places I have never been before.

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So I took a chance with the built-in shelves in my breakfast area and painted them to "lighten up" the space. This was a fairly daunting project for me, because unlike a piece of furniture that you paint and don't like the way it turns out, I couldn't just put a blanket over it and stick it in storage.

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This was a "no turning back now" event, and I was making my move during the course of several long days, sweaty palms, contingency planning and the occasional raised eyebrow from my husband.

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And what a move it turned out to be. It turned out better than I expected and created just the look that I had envisioned for this space.

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A move I have no regrets making and would make again if presented with the same situation.

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and to hopefully have the same outcome

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Hmmm... I wonder what's next?

Are you a risk-taker with painting movable furniture or with permanent pieces?

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PS - Just for the record. This was the largest piece of "fixed" furniture that I have ever painted and I am sure it will not be the last!

PPS - For this project I used ASCP in Old White (two coats) and clear wax.

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