I’m picking up where I left of with “The Lillian Shelf: Making the ’60s work in 2015.”
Irony: I tagged Amy Howard at Home in my first Facebook post about this blog, and folks there responded:
Yeah, I don’t think they’re going to find this series a whole lot of fun. Mainly because I see a whole lot of not fun in my future to make The Lilllian Shelf useable with “One Coat Paint.”
As in, this could take all week when all I wanted was a way to get my extraneous shoes off the floor.
I watched the Ace Hardware video and did exactly what I saw Amy Howard do–used a new, good-quality brush, offloaded a lot of the paint before applying brush to bookshelf, let the paint dry for several hours. I didn’t expect the finish to be mirror-like smooth–particularly where the wood was gouged–but I didn’t expect this, either:
That’s one heavy coat, applied with a brush.
Next up: One coat, applied with a roller. (Spoiler alert: “Not Today and Tomorrow’s Not Looking Good Either”)