You remember my $45 campaign Craigslist steal?
Well she has a new life now, courtesy of a LOT of sanding, polishing and painting. I used oil based paints for the first time ever and I am never going back. The fumes and the cleanup were a little more heavy but the paint went on so easily and the end result looks like a professional job- I used a very smooth roller for everything so I didn't get any brush marks and we sanded and primed it so the surface was completely smooth.
I also love my new lamp from World Market- it was the last one they had left on the floor and the shade was a little dirty so they gave it to me for 20% off!