Wednesday, August 24, 2011
project kitchen island
I started with an IKEA Forhoja kitchen cart that I bought used for $35. The dimensions were perfect and it was only 1 inch away from standard counter height. I wanted a super high gloss finish, so I decided to use high gloss enamel oil based paint in white. I made the severe mistake of painting this piece indoors. Although I had my bedroom door closed, the fumes penetrated my entire apartment and I woke up suffering from an asthma attack and started wheezing. Curiously, I like the smell of paint and a lot of weird chemicals like gasoline, resin, and glue.