I bought paint yesterday and today it is gorgeous with almost no humidity. It was a sign that I should paint. I'm refreshing my Mama's Bar Harbor wicker furniture from the 1920's which hasn't been painted in donkey's years. The wire brush is taking off lots of the loose stuff. This is the rocking chair. There's a couch and an arm chair that I just brought back from Florida. It's all going to be almond.
I'm also painting an old bureau and an end table that I use on the screened porch. Last summer, I got one of those nifty hand sanders like they use on HGTV. It is the bomb as my kids would say. Works great in those tight places one can never quite get at.
This is a "before" shot of the bureau. It's old. My brother's baby clothes were kept in it and when my parents moved to Florida, it came to us. Our children's baby clothes were kept in it, too, and then it lived in our kitchen and on the front porch in Indiana. It wasn't very well made to begin with, so painting it only improves its appearance. Value is purely sentimental.
This is the new green. The white is very loud underneath the first coat, even though I'm using that paint and primer combination. It'll take two coats. Updates to follow.
Here's the end table sanded down and ready for the first coat. The spray paint isn't going to work on the wicker. I'll just use the paint/primer combo on those as well, but will need to get it in almond. You win some; you lose some.
Here's the bureau after two coats. I was much happier after the second coat went on and the white underneath quieted down.