The girls have been wanting coat racks for quite some time, but most are either too expensive or too flimsy, or both. This pair are old industrial coat racks and are VERY heavy.
EK got into the sanding straight away. She wanted to strip hers back to bare timber and stain it a dark colour. Teen 2, Ra wanted hers gloss white to go in her room with the glossy white furniture and black wrought iron.
Now back to the topic at hand...
She sanded both back to bare timber, gave one four coats of stain becasue she wanted it as dark as she could get it. The other one got two under coats and two top coats. why two undercoats? after the experience with the timber boxes she thought she had to do two undercoats. I explained than usually one one undercoat is done and the boxes were very dried out and soaked up the first coats which is why they got two coats.
The next step was to re-assemble the coat racks. EK was keen on doing the entire project herself. This was her first time using a drill. She did great and only required a small amount of coaching from dad.
Below are three versions (I actually did five versions using two different programs). I would like some feedback on the collages. Tell me what you like and what isn't so great. Experimenting and learning in progress. (I believe you can click on them to make them bigger if that helps)
And once again
Two very different looks and both ar quite an improvement on the dull office grey.
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