And. I. LOVE. It.
Here is the before picture:
Go ahead, say it. It looks horrible, I know. And when I see a picture of it, it's even worse. (And what was I thinking with those pictures sitting on top of it?!)
So Wednesday, I sanded it all down (which only took me minutes thanks to my husband's power sander) and it surprisingly didn't take me long to paint it. I used a satin finish of black Behr (which is my favorite 'cheap' brand of paint from Home Depot). And while I was working on this project, I had my 2 and 1 year old playing in the same room and I was caring for my h1n1-infected husband. So..... here are the after pictures:
Isn't it GORGEOUS?! It looks brand-spankin new, doesn't it? Mr. C-A is going to build me a different rack (you know, where the music sets) eventually because I hate the one that's on there now, even with it painted. And oh how I wish our floors were refinished.... They make me cringe everytime I see them in a picture. One project at a time, I guess. What d'ya think?!
I'm linking up to today's creative blog, transformation party, ASPTL, frugal friday, creative cats , furniture feature friday, and metamorphisis monday. Wow, that's a lot of em :)
And to answer some of your questions: I didn't prime it, I used a roller and my purdy brush, and I do play (but not all that great!)