I spent the day yesterday scrubbing, sanding and painting. It was a beautiful day to be outside, so I enjoyed every moment of it! I bought a new toy--a small Wagner paint sprayer. It's made for indoor use, so overspray (ie, mess) is minimal. I was able to prime and paint five pieces of furniture in one day! Here are some photos of the pieces in progress (dresser, small writing desk, side table, and small bench):
This one piece got a coat of "celery" green--my favorite color!
I also gave that old workbench I dragged off the side of the road last week a bit of love. I scrubbed and sanded the top and it's looking pretty nice. The base needed a lot of work. I added new casters and supports and now it's level, sqare and solid. I'll be adding slats to the base so I have a shelf. I think I'll then paint out the base white, give it a good distress job, and seal the top with a few coats of wax. Can't wait to get it into my new studio!
Last but not least, I found a happy little surprise at my storage unit today. I think mommy-bird needs a good talking to about where she made her nest, but it was a happy discovery for me!