I found a couple really helpful videos on YouTube about how to go about this kind of project. I saw people using different methods: some producing better results than others.
|Paint It Black...er...I mean Blue|
I'm not gonna lie to you: I had the AC/DC cranked in the garage for the painting process. A little motivation tunage is always helpful.
In all seriousness though, this color just makes me happy.
I'm glad I started out with an easy piece for my first project. I was able to do almost all of the sanding with the electric sander. There was only one small area I had to do by hand.
Now that the painting is done, it's time for distressing. BUT I'M WICKED SCARED! Ha! It looks so nice all painted up in bright blue. I don't want to ruin it. But alas...it was only $5, so I'm going to give it a go. I hope to get back to it (and maybe finish) this week. I'm stoked to see what the new knobs are going to look like on it when it's complete. :)