I've had some successes and some failures over the past weekend. My successes are mostly coming in the form of furniture updates. After layering and scrubbing and peeling multiple different times, I finally have my wood desk all stripped down. It is ready for sanding and re-staining as soon as all of the chemicals and cleaner dry from the surfaces. I was very pleasantly surprised how the finish and the old dark stain came out of the wood using the stripping chemical that I found. I'm hoping it will make the rest of the process go smoothly.
I also have 5 shelves that I wanted to paint to match the new wall colors, and I am really happy with the color that is turning out. It's a process, getting as much painted as possible before I have to wait for them to fully dry. I think this was day one of four to complete the shelves, so there will be more days of painting to come...
Last but not least, I attempted to start the stencil on the office walls, but was very unsuccessful in getting anything that looked decent. I'm not sure what exactly I'm doing wrong, so I decided to see if pressing the stencil super flat for a day will help me get some crisper lines? I love the color and it has a shine to it, which is exactly what I wanted! I just need to figure out how to make it look right now.
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