My recent DIY (Do it Yourself): A bookshelf for the bedroom.
Colors: A vibrant autumn red with white semi-gloss trimming.
The bedroom has a lot of warm nudes and soft browns so a pop of red is the perfect accent.
Lowes Hardware Items:
One 3 1/2 inch paintbrush & one 1 1/2 inch brush for the trimming.
One quart of Valspar Signature Hi-Def paint in "Art District" red, and one quart of white semi-gloss.
Painters Bundle Set: 1 paintbrush, painter's tape, 1 bucket and 1 drop cloth.
One flat head screwdriver.
Total Cost: $47.51
(Note: This is enough paint for two bookshelves.)
Before and after shots:
1st Picture: In the garage / 2nd. Picture: In the bedroom
The finish on this paint is stunning. It is a paint+primer combo so I used two coats and waited 48 hours before putting the painter's tape on.
Helpful Tip: Sand the piece of furniture down before painting it, especially if it's an older wood. Sanding it will help even out any imperfections and give you a smoother surface to paint on.
Helpful Tip #2: Use a flat-head screwdriver to carefully pry open the sides of the paint can top. To close the can just flip the screwdriver over and use the hard handle as a hammer to firmly tap it down.
Good luck to all those working on their own DIYs!
'Til next time,