Thursday, February 23, 2017

REPAINTING THE GREEN GECKO

When I posted a while back about the new top I put over the Gecko
that was made out of old pallet boards, you can read that here,  I hinted that I was thinking
of repainting the Gecko.
Well I usually do what I say, so here she is. 
Let me introduce you to:
"The Blue Bird".


Here's what she looked like before.
If you'd like to read about the history of this piece of furniture
please read about that here.
I hope you enjoy its history.


I started off by sanding the finish on the green paint.
Just to make it a little rougher to catch the paint.


I then put two coats of Kilz over the old paint.



I painted it with two top coats of ultra white. Then I put a blue glaze over that,
that I mixed up to the shade I wanted.  I put two coats of the glaze
over the white. With each coat I wiped it down after applying to get the
look I was going for. I was wanting a blue jean look. 


Here it is after I was satisfied with the color. 
I applied two coats of clear polycrylic over the whole piece.


Here it is all finished. 


I'm very happy with it. 
It's actually a little darker than this picture shows.


Here's a close up.



And one last look. 
It's all ready to host a big meal. :)


 Hope you enjoyed this post. 
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Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in Him,
rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith,
just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
Colossians 2:6 & 7

8 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing what a change in color can do . . . I really like the blue :)

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  2. I like the blue a lot more. Very nice.

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  3. This turned out great! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. we are in process of updating the look of our place as well, we are re=sing what we can, changing what would look great and buying what we need or dont have
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  6. It looks great! Thank you for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

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  7. Love the new "blue jean" look! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen

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  8. Looks great this color! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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