I picked up these three knotty pine barstools recently (second hand… of course), and painted the bases to match our house shutters. The seats were refinished with Jacobean stain and several layers of outdoor polyurethane so that they’d stand up to the elements in the backyard. Now to convince Matt to build a bar counter top for them…
This knotty pine cabinet was given an overhaul using stock white Benjamin Moore Advance paint. It is a water-borne alkyd paint that provides an extremely durable finish for items like cupboards and trim. I recently used it to update our laminate cabinets in the laundry room and loved the way it covered, so decided to give it a shot on this cabinet that’s destined for Toronto for my client’s son.
We rescued this old desk that we found in pieces at the curb. The base was painted with Sherwin Williams Emerald Urethane in Wall Street (dark grey) and the top was refinished using Minwax Jacobean stain and a satin poly finish. The old gold drawer pulls were freshened up with a coat of Rust-Oleum in oil rubbed bronze. Now Nigel has a much more comfortable spot to do his homework. Who am I kidding…he uses it for gaming, not homework.