Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Basement Update...Work Bench

For a couple weeks now, we have been spackling, sanding, spackling, sanding, priming, priming again, and painting.  Phew! 

The surface of the work benches in the basement got all this attention, and you can see why.

The surfaces were filled with holes, dents, scratches and cracks.  Not to mention, the large work bench had a mismatch of wood on the surface.We began to fix the imperfections with wood putty.

Once all the wood putty fills dried for 24 hours, we started sanding.  We had to go back in and refill areas that were missed.  THEN, resand again. 

After another 24 hours, the priming began.

Since we are painting a bold, dark color, the helpful people at Home Depot recommended a tinted primer in gray.  We applied two coats and let the primer dry for 48 hours.

Next came the actual paint color, Rich Blue, by Glidden.

But, before I show you the finished product, let me take you back to the very beginning.

Whoa!  Not pretty.

Drum Roll please....

It was so worth the wait, wasn't it?
Next, that yucky, red floor.


The Brick Cottage said...

Great makeover! I wish we had a work space like that in our basement.

Scientific Housewife said...

Love the color, great job!

Mrs. Chic said...

you have such a large workspace, well worth the effort! Your cabinets now look new

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LizzieBeth said...

I loooove that blue! Very Penn State-ish! ;)


Kim at Yellow Brick Home said...

Blue and white is so fresh! Great job, and way to go with the patience!

elizabeth said...

oh my gosh!!
how awesome is that - you even painted it my favorite color combination blue and white
love it

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

What a great remodel! It makes such a huge difference in the space....and bonus that it will make doing additional projects so much easier:)!