My den mantel was pine. I've been in this house for 3 years and have been debating painting it all that time. I was bored the day before New Years's and got out the primer.
In the spirit of full disclosure, there was a bit of a disaster before this happy ending. I had the primer on and was my impatient self. Within 10 hours I had primer and two coats of paint on. When I took the tape off, whole sheets of paint came off too. I had to strip off all the paint, sand and start again!! I must learn patience.
Hi. I live just outside Toronto, Ontario, and am interested in home design and DIY on a budget. I am in my 5th house since becoming single again ... my 10th home since leaving my childhood home - I obviously love the moving process. I also quilt, scrapbook, and love to cook, and spend time with my family.