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Display Name: Graham267
Member Since: 2/14/14

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Hi Sooth,
I had replied to an earlier post on this, here are my suggestions:
The Paint is made by Montana (German Montana)
There is also a Spanish Montana, but that's more often branded as "MTN"
The color itself - was sadly discontinued. There is a similar shade made by
Rustoleum on their Painter's Touch line "Herbal Green" this is also a challenge to find.
But look at Montana - a good deal of websites (Graffiti Supply) sell it. the color palette is vast and if you can't find similar you'll no doubt fall in love with another of their offerings.
Belton - is another Paint company to look at - another amazing palette of spray-able enamel.
Cheers,
-Graham


Before & After: Creepy Metal Eyesore Gets a Second Glance
2/17/14 09:50 AM

Hey Scuttled,
I believe that you're correct - it seems like it was a Desiccator Cabinet.
The Decal is challenging to capture but it looks much nicer in person.
It's a high sheen die cut gold foil with a separate decal of black lettering atop.
Of course your entitled to your opinion & I'm glad that you appreciate the effort that was put in.
Thanks,

Graham


Before & After: Creepy Metal Eyesore Gets a Second Glance
2/14/14 11:52 AM

Hi Melanie,
Thank you :)
I think if you're into refinishing things you have to come at it with vision and not put time constrains on yourself. Start to finish I did this over the course of a week.
I work a day job 9-6 so that said, I wasn't at it straight for 7 days, but I did do a little bit each day even if it were just 1-2 hours.

Prob. 2 days 6 hour days on the stripping.
That's the biggest challenge on a project like this. Painting with spray paint doesn't take long, it's just a matter of allowing for adequate dry times. if you rush a job it becomes just that. If it's going to be in your home you want your efforts to be reflected positively.
Not trying to preach to the coir - it's just something I have to remind myself of all to often. It's the patience that makes it.

I hope you find some gems out there and taste the joy of getting something for nothing. Because in the end that's what life should be.

Cheers,

Graham


Before & After: Creepy Metal Eyesore Gets a Second Glance
2/14/14 11:46 AM

Hey O!
There's a more in depth description of process & products on Krista's Blog:
http://www.eatknitanddiy.com/2013/09/grahams-cabinet-2/

As for the origin - that's on the hush.
Glad you liked it - and It is always nice to know others are as dedicated to breathing life into the dilapidated.

Be Well,

Graham


Before & After: Creepy Metal Eyesore Gets a Second Glance
2/14/14 11:36 AM

Hey Merlin,

Thanks for your kind words!
The Paint is made by Montana (German Montana)
There is also a Spanish Montana, but that's more often branded as "MTN"
The color itself - was sadly discontinued. There is a similar shade made by
Rustoleum on their Painter's Touch line "Herbal Green" this is also a challenge to find.
But look at Montana - a good deal of websites (Graffiti Supply) sell it. the color palette is vast and if you can't find similar you'll no doubt fall in love with another of their offerings.
Belton - is another Paint company to look at - another amazing palette of spray-able enamel.
Cheers,
-Graham


Before & After: Creepy Metal Eyesore Gets a Second Glance
2/14/14 11:31 AM

Thanks for your kind words!
The Paint is made by Montana (German Montana)
There is also a Spanish Montana, but that's more often branded as "MTN"
The color itself - was sadly discontinued. There is a similar shade made by
Rustoleum on their Painter's Touch line "Herbal Green" this is also a challenge to find.
But look at Montana - a good deal of websites (Graffiti Supply) sell it. the color palette is vast and if you can't find similar you'll no doubt fall in love with another of their offerings.
Belton - is another Paint company to look at - another amazing palette of spray-able enamel.
Cheers,
-Graham


Before & After: Creepy Metal Eyesore Gets a Second Glance
2/14/14 11:29 AM

Thanks for your kind words Krista.
It was so much fun sharing this with you & your readers.
<3
Graham


Before & After: Creepy Metal Eyesore Gets a Second Glance
2/14/14 11:21 AM

Thanks for the compliments.
I'd be interested to hear / see more of this coffee table.
Feel free to drop me a line: gshimberg@gmail.com


Before & After: Creepy Metal Eyesore Gets a Second Glance
2/14/14 11:19 AM

The Original Hardware was indeed burred under the "gunk"
The protruding metal , was some sort of a shelf, that may have been used to hold a medical tray.


Before & After: Creepy Metal Eyesore Gets a Second Glance
2/14/14 11:16 AM