Apartment: Step 3

I have slowly but surely been preparing for my move! Half of my belongings have been packed among several boxes that are piled high. I’m throwing away things that should have been gotten rid of years ago. I am contacting movers and prepping whatever else in necessary for my big move. It’s only a month away!

This weekend I began work on spray painting some furniture. I am bringing many pieces that are currently living in my bedroom but I want to give them a little freshness for my new apartment. I decided to paint my bed side table (which is green) and part of my bookcase (again, green) silver. Oh yes. Silver. I wanted a color that would be somewhat neutral but wasn’t white or black. That way, the furniture can have a modern edge to it while still being able to incorporate well into a broader design scheme.

I first treated the pieces with a few thin coats of a gray primer. Once that completely dried, I painted over it with the silver spray paint. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out! (But it sure took a mighty long time and made a bit of a mess…)


with both coats of primer

bookcase shelves being coated with primer

priming the other side of a shelf and the completed table