I hate painting. Period. End of story. Painting sucks.
I completed the woodworking on a large picture frame (50"x 32") in about 2 1/2 hours, glued it up and walked away happy. It was a pretty simple project and I was ready to move on to the next one. That was about 2 weeks ago. Since then I've been fighting my mortal enemy for countless hours of wasted shop time.
Paint. Black paint no less. Why did we ever choose black for the counter tops in the office? Didn't I know sooner or later I would have to accessories that spot?! The wife is vehemently against anything but black in the bastion of computing that is our modern office. As a homeowner, I agree. It looks cool. As a woodworker I think it sucks!
Woodworkers like wood, and working with it. Paint as a finish is fine, but it doesn't call to us the same way another more complementing finish would. Something that shows off grain of the piece and all the awesome joinery that we absolutely perfected! Paint covers and hides. Unless you touch the frame it looks almost like plastic. Ah well.
So...here I am stuck in dust chasing hell.
Paint. Wait. Sand. Paint. Wait. Sand. Paint. Wait. Weep.
It's mostly done. I just have place the acrylic and mounting hardware. It looks good, but I just know what's going to happen next...
"Very nice! How about some shelves?"