The shelf also comes in wenge (a very dark brown) but we bought it in white because I wanted to paint it. Don't tell Pao, but I am secretly trying to turn our apartment into a "country home," which explains all the polka dots.
I say "secretly" because there is a very thin line between modern country and shabby chic. Pao is very vocal about his dislike for "chic" and may already be catching on despite my stealth. When I asked him which of these colors would blend well in the apartment - apple green, bright yellow or turquoise - he just shrugged and said, "Ginagawa mo namang bahay ng babae e." :p Oh well. In the end, I prevailed and decided on a light green color for the shelf.
My weapon of choice is spray paint from True Value. I originally thought of using regular paint and rollers but boy, do those things cost. These are P99.75 a can. I used 3 cans so that's just an additional P300. (Way to go, genius!) They're easy to use too.
Here's the AFTER shot. Took me about an hour to cover the entire thing. The shelf looks dark green in the photo, but it's really a bright green in real life. I'm happy with how it turned out.
I could use some practice in using paints from aerosol cans. Some areas turned out lighter than others but the differrence is barely noticeable. One particular problem area that's been bugging Pao has been covered by this P85 letter holder from Saizen. Notice the flowers. *wink*
I think this project marks the beginning of my love affair with spray paint. The possibilities are just endless. Already I'm thinking of stripping our dark brown side tables and spray painting them a lighter color.
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