So you probably remember seeing our little nook in previous posts. It would be nice if this dust collector wasn’t even here but since we’re renting there’s nothing we can really do about it. The shelves aren’t very deep (only about 3″, if that) so I don’t have many options for displaying stuff and as you can see in the photo below it has clearly become an area to collect some random stuff like our cake topper from our wedding, a few mason jar candle holders, and some random pictures frames without any photos. I have been humming and hawwing about what to do with this area and ultimately I decided to just paint it white. When in doubt, paint it. Our dining space is already a bit of a dark area so I thought by painting it white it would brighten this corner.
So here’s what I started with…
Don’t mind the boring, very beige kitchen in the background, I’ve got plans for that area too despite what the husband says
Anytime before painting wood I always suggest giving it a light sand first but because that’s not really an option for me I opted to use a primer called Stix, and it literally does just that. It’s a waterbased primer and sticks to everything including glossy surfaces such as tile so this was the perfect product for my project. Try saying that a few times.
I gave it one coat of primer…
…then a few coats of Benjamin Moore’s Aura paint in a satin finish tinted to OC-118/Snowfall White.
Ta-da! The power of paint! Just letting it cure then I can start my Christmas decorating!
And a before and after. I put this side by side using my mad photoshop skills.
So does your landlord let you paint, or do you just do it anyways….?