Okay so I had this plan to save this post until the very end, until I was all done and had a beautiful finished product to show you and I was So looking forward to it, however those plans have changed and I feel I must let you in on what I have been up to. I found this awesome vanity on Craigslist. I knew I had to have it, especially now that we were going to be in a new place with limited bathroom space. It has a mirror but I only got a shot of it without...still pretty cool though. Here it is:
The first steps were going along great and I promise to detail it all in a future post but right I am stuck on something very heartbreaking. After consulting many blogs, and perhaps I read them wrong, because the people I looked at are like pros when it come to painting furniture...I got to this point and was so excited
I was so looking forward to getting home tonight and putting on the "protective coat" Well that is when everything came crashing down. I was told by my local Home Depot Associate that I could use the spray stuff over the top since it was going to be heavily used and then wax on the rest. I knew from reading some blogs that I needs a water based polycrylic so I thought I was all set. Until I went to spray it on tonight and this is what happened:
Dripping and pooling (even though the coat I put on was thin) I tried to sand it out between coats (even made a Wal-Mart run for low grit sandpaper in hopes of corrrecting what had gone wrong)
Cab you see the yellowing?? This happened immediately!
All because of this guy right here...
Perhaps it was the wrong thing to use, perhaps the Homer Depot associate was misguided. I called there tonight and talked to a different guy who told me that I should have just painted with a high gloss paint to start and not even used polycrylic or any protectant for that matter. I used a latex paint by Behr, it's a paint and primer in one. I wanted to follow the steps I saw at CentsationalGirl.com because all of Kate's stuff looks so great and you should check out the amazing transformations she has made! Unfortunately my Home Depot does not have the rub on polycyrlic, which I think would have been a safer way to go.
So I know I am a little all over the place to night,but that is how I am feeling. This is where I desperately need your input. Has this happened to any one before? Any advice on how to correct it? What should/could I have done differently? Different paint? Different protective finish? or none? I am tired and stressed and hubby is waiting for me to come to bed. Hopefully I will not lose too much sleep over this..have you ever had that, something that seems so small in the grand scheme of things but also something that you have already put a lot of time and work into and when it doesn't turn out well your heart just sinks??