Why is peace so hard? she said & I said peace is easy.
Keeping our mouths shut is hard.

~ Brian Andreas

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What was I thinking??

So I've got this little vanity and chair that's in my daughter's room right now. (Some day when she moves out, it's mine. :p I just don't have room for it anywhere else.) My husband got it free a couple years ago - guess it didn't sell in the neighborhood yardsale so they were giving it away. Well, now I'm giving it a makeover for my daughter's room but since it has up to 4 coats of paint in some areas, I figured I need to strip it. I probably wouldn't have if it wasn't for the last coat of paint that was put on it. That one is peeling off from what's underneath. Incompatible or something. I've only just started on the vanity part. What a mess. What a pain! I think with what I've managed to scrape off, I can get the top okay. I can sand that. But the legs are going to be hard since they're round and curvy. I bought a 3 pack of disposable chemical-resistant gloves and I've gone through 2 of them. I should listen to myself because I had a feeling deep down, you know, that tiniest little voice you almost don't hear, saying don't go with the spray stripper, get the one in the can. Pay the few dollars more. But 1. I figure spray is easier; 2. it was cheaper (but obviously not if you might have to buy more!) and 3. I was afraid I'd end up with a lot of leftover paint stripper I didn't need. I also knew I should've started trying rubbing alcohol first because for those who don't know - you can actually remove some latex paint with it.
Did I mention this sucks?

1 comment:

Chris said...

Knowing you Tam, it's going to be lovely after you've finished, and you'll be happy you went through the work.