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Storage Box Makeover (Part 2)

This morning was perfect for painting, warm but not too hot, with just a wisp of breeze. That was of course until I actually started spraying!!

Nevertheless, I was determined to paint and post progress shots today.

So after carefully setting up everything in the back garden, I began by sanding the box and drawers using a fine grit sandpaper (P600).

After everything was sanded smooth, I wiped them over with a damp rag to remove any dust.



When dry, I gave all the pieces a coat of primer, followed by a single coat of enamel.

I wasn't overly pleased with the Dy-Mark paint (had never used this brand before) it felt a little grainy when it was touch dry. However, I did like the trigger design of the can, it felt good in my hand and made it much easier to use. Maybe when it's had a second coat it will look and feel better.

Should the weather be a as nice tomorrow, as it was first thing this morning, I will probably give it the second much needed coat.

Me being my usual self, I was curious and impatient to see what it may look like finished, so I loosely attached the knobs.

Now I really need those brass card holders to hurry up and get here, so I can finish the draw fronts and begin using it for the purpose I have in mind (don't worry, you'll all find out soon enough).

Anyone else have any projects happening? They don't have to be dolly related . . . whether they are or not I'd love to see them if you do.

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  1. It is looking great so far!! And I love how your blog is looking!
    I'm currently working on my diorama furniture!

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    1. Thank you Musume. I think it will be okay when it's all finished. I shall be keeping a close eye on what you are doing, diorama furniture will be a fun project and may give me just the prod I need to finish painting mine.:)
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  2. It does look good, you're doing so well with it. I look forward to seeing it finished and to find out what you're going to store in it.
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    1. Thank you Sharon. Hopefully it won't be too far away. :)
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  3. Love how it's looking so far, you've done such great job with it ^^

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  4. I'm too afraid to do diys like this. Maybe someday. xD;;; You really are doing a nice job! :D

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    1. Hi Crystal,
      I'm a believer in nothing ventured, nothing gained...after all I'm not going to turn into a green tree frog if it doesn't work. :) Thank you.
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  5. This is coming along nicely. I really do like those handles against the colour of the storage box.

    I have a heap of projects but sadly they are all on the back burner for a while due to RL stuff going on.

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    1. Thanks Alasse, I have given it the final satin coat now, just waiting for the brass card sleeves to arrive . . . they are taking forever coming from China! I hope they turn up soon.
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