After trying so hard not to spoil the surprise all week it is finally time for the reveal. I really like how they turned out. My new client, hi Cheryl, has a gorgeous home, i could have taken pictures and chatted with her for hours but Kevin was patiently waiting for me and she had dinner guests coming so that would have been kinda rude of me right lol
So Cheryl picked out the Behr paint/primer combo in "raw cinnabar" and i was so excited to get started. Since i have never used that combo paint before it was a learning experience for me that's for sure. First i learned that it takes at least twice as long to dry (also extra long because dark colours take longer to dry - another thing i learned). I was so excited to get to the shop the day after painting and then i couldn't sand because it wasn't dry, i was like what the heck?!?!! so i pouted the entire way home, actually only half way because i stopped and got a Slurpee from 7eleven and that cheered me up. I know, small things amuse me. So, the ........ next day i was able to start sanding and distressing and it just turned into a chalky pinky colour. It looked like a pink/red chalk board so i freaked OMG what the heck happened now. I switched to wet sanding which ended up basically getting the same effect when it dried. All was ok though because when i clear coated it, the sorta wet red colour it was supposed to be came to the surface - yeah!!!!! But then it took an extra day for the clear coat to dry for some reason, not sure why, but that's ok because they made it back home just in time for Cheryl's dinner guests. When looking at the pictures please ignore the dust on the furniture from the drive over in the back of the truck - of coarse the camera had to pick that up right?