Earlier this summer I bought a magazine rack from a neighbor’s yard sale. I loved the cane detail and the shape of the rack but I didn’t love the color.
I grabbed a few paint swatch cards from Home Depot to see what I liked that was close to the coral color of my lamp shade in the office (and also of the flowers in the picture above). I settled on Persimmon Red (MSL015) by Martha Stewart. This was one of her pre-mixed colors so I didn’t even have to wait around for a sample to be made for me. Since the piece had caning I decided that I didn’t want to use a brush or roller and that spraying it would be easiest. I used my Preval sprayer once again (I love this thing!) after I primed the rack. (If you haven’t used the Preval sprayer, it is an aerosol sprayer allows you to turn any paint into spray paint. The refills for the aerosol are $3 at the HD).
No – I didn’t paint it on the back patio but I did pull it onto the patio to take pictures before it rained.
The magazine rack took three coats to cover everything so I took my time, applying thin even coats and letting it dry adequately between coats. I could have taken it apart to spray it but I’m a rebel and enjoy doing things the hard way so I kept it intact the entire time.
Once it was dry I brought it back into the office to see how it looked. Let me tell you – adding a bright color was a bit of a shock to me (you know I love me some white). I’m still getting used to it and I want to make sure this is the color I decide to stick with before I apply Polycrylic to it to protect it from scratches.