At the end of last week I wrapped up the table reno project and quickly snapped a few photos before heading off for a little R&R at the beach. I have to say I'm pretty thrilled with how it turned out!
I decided to paint the table when its veneer surface began to look less than pretty, first gathering supplies and tackling the most unpleasant part of any furniture makeover in my opinion - sanding.
I know a lot of people have been talking paints that don't require sanding, priming and multiple sessions of sanding, but this is a method I've been using for awhile and I stand behind it! The pieces I've redone have stood up fantastically to wear and tear and use, so taking the time to do all these steps seems worth it to me.
Steps: Sand, wipe down with tack cloth, prime, lightly sand, wipe again with tack cloth, prime again, sand and wipe down again, paint, lightly sand, wipe down with tack cloth a final time to apply a final coat of paint.
If I have any "secret weapons" they are Sherwin-Williams ProClassic paint, which handles wear similar to an oil based paint, formulated specifically to use when painting furniture, and adding in a bit of X-I-M Latex X-Tender. This gives you a tad more working time with the paint, with both products designed to minimize the appearance of brushstrokes on the finished surface.
The table is painted with SW Gray Area, the same color I used when painting the kitchen island.
The result? A lighter, fresher look that is right at home in the space.
Oops, the table didn't quite get put back in place centered under the (diy) Bamboo Light Fixture. And yes, those are faux flowers. Judge me if you will, but living in this gray Pacific NW, you have no idea how happy this bit of foliage makes me during the long gloomy days of winter.
I'm so happy this project is complete, with the kitchen nook looking much happier than it did a couple weeks ago, and for only about $35 in supplies. I'm liking my approach for the year, which is to work with what I already have!