Hey all, last summer I found a wood buffet at a local thrift store. It seemed to be in really good shape (just a bit worn) and I wanted a place to store my books and notebooks. I know I know, an ordinary bookcase would have been fine but I love how this turned out. It seems more sturdy too than any of the new bookcases in my price range (my books tend to be heavy and bow the shelves).
So with some help, I sanded it, primed it, moved the shelf in the bottom up a couple of inches to allow for the height of the notebooks. Then I painted the outside black and the insides a light blue.. then made shelf liners, drawer liner, and a top liner to try to protect the paint when I realized... the black had a tendency to chip in 'high traffic' areas. This was my first project like this, so I am sure I must have gotten the wrong type of paint, or primer, or both. But I am, overall, really happy with it.
Here are some pics.. and please, if any of you know about painting wood... what did I do wrong??? And in the first pic the paint looks streaky, though in the normal light of the room I've never noticed it before! Thanks for looking!
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