Tuesday, 8 March 2011

:hard rubbish:

You  just gotta love it when the hard rubbish flyer hits your mailbox.
Hard rubbish = great finds!

Eryn was in need of a new toy chest for her room. 
This one was hidden under a mountain of "stuff"

after some sanding............

and paint, here she is.

I am thinking I will make a little cushion seat thingy for the top.
I am so happy with how the paint job turned out. 

These are my 2 new painting best friends

I haven't used the Zinsser primer before but i do have to say it is pretty damn great.  It tells you that you don't have to pre sand but I did.
Adding the Penetrol to both the primer and the oil based paint helps eliminate brush strokes.  This really does work.  I added 15% Penetrol.  If you find that the brush strokes are still there just add a little more.
There are alternatives for water based paint if you prefer.
As this is a toy chest that will get a lot of wear I went for an oil based paint as I think they are more hardy.

I am heading back to the garage to add the last coat of paint to another hard rubbish find.
Happy Painting :-)

This post is linked at
Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays


  1. What a great makeover, it looks fantastic.

  2. wow, what a great find! Looks perfect condition, the paint job makes it look brand new! Jealous!

  3. Stunning - thank you so much for the painting tips too. I have had a piece sitting around for over a year, and have just hestitated in starting. You have inspired me.

  4. What a fabulous makeover. I am so glad I found your blog. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas. I am your newest follower :-)

  5. I am at the stage where I almost can't drive past a hard rubbish collection point. I slow down and the head swivels... just in case I ever snag something as brilliant as this!! x

  6. Great! It looks fabulous. You did a terrific job.


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