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My cousin's girlfriend asked me if I paint. I just smirked and said, "Walls." I love painting rooms. I also get bored with colours after a relatively short period of time. Now that my dad's feeling better, it's time for me to tackle projects again, and I don't just mean the salvaged goods I just got my hands on. By Thanksgiving I'd like to strip the popcorn off the living and dining room ceilings, paint both rooms a darker neutral colour with black and white accents, and continue the tile from the dining room into the living room to make them one unified space.

The biggest job, though, will be the dining room set. For some time we've wanted to do something with it. It's an antique teak set given to us by my aunt when she bought a brand new set for herself years and years ago. Last year I really rejuvenated it with some linseed oil and elbow grease. This year, though, I've decided to strip it down, do a little repair work, and make it something beautiful. My mom wanted to paint it black and i nearly had a stroke. You don't paint teak, you stain it. So we came to a compromise. I'm going to give it a gorgeous ebony stain, then rub it down with furniture wax to seal it.

Then, ontop of all that, I promised to paint my parents' bedroom and bathroom. I actually already have the bathroom paint and I'll do that this weekend. I'm still deciding between two colours for their bedroom that will really update it and make it more sophisticated. They have a set of three sketches and a painting I'm going to change by painting the frames black, scrubbing the inside of the glass, and replacing the matting with something fresh. And then after all that I have plans to paint my own bedroom and put up some curvaceous ceiling molding.

Ps: I also intend to rust the wrought iron banisters and give them a protective coating.


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Aug. 17th, 2007 04:23 am (UTC)
I've never understood peoples desire to paint over furniture made of real woods. I can understand pressed woods seeing as well, its cheap junk.

But real woods? its sad.
Aug. 18th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
Nooo, no painting real wood...! Most of my 'wood' furniture in here is pressboard with laminate panels on them, excluding my painted bedroom set, but I wouldn't paint over the pretend-wood laminate either. I prefer something that looks like wood, whether it really is hardwood or not. Heh...
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