NY Good Questions: Is There Difficulty in Painting This Black?

NY Good Questions: Is There Difficulty in Painting This Black?

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Maxwell Ryan
Feb 22, 2008

Hello AT,

Sorry, I'm cheating... I actually have two questions!

I love the idea of a vintage card catalog in my bedroom to store my things, but I would want to paint it black.

Here are my two concerns:

1) I've never painted anything before: how hard is it to paint something black?

(I assume that I would just need to sand it, prime it, and then paint it?) I'd want a high-gloss finish.

2) I'm also planning on buying (new) nightstands, in wood with a black finish.

Would it look awkward to juxtapose the two?

Thanks in advance -- I'm decorating my first (!) bedroom, and it's a little overwhelming!

Thanks! Rina

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