|Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!|
The thing that made gave me the urge to re-do piece was the raised detail on the doors. Here it is after two coats of primer and 2 coats of a dark green we got at Lowe's. But, to make it really stand out, I decided to go back to kindergarten. We picked a complementary ("you look like you're losing weight!") color two shades lighter from the same paint card and I used a small watercolor brush to hit the top of each raised detail. Here's how the doors looked after that hour of my life I want back. All things considered, it could've been a lot worse.
Knowing what I know now, I probably wouldn't have bought the piece, because I quickly found out it wasn't made of natural wood, but composite. Trust me when I tell you composite is tough to paint and even tougher to distress. But, I'm nothing if not stubborn, so I did it anyway and here is the final result. Still green, but much less baby poo green. And Court finally got the piece she was looking for to go under that window.
|A full shot of the little nook, and the space challenges it presented.|