Friday, March 9, 2012

Not Breaking Any Speed Records

While I'm making progress on the table project, I'm certainly not breaking any speed records.


But I did get a layer of primer on! Using a brush on the base...



And a roller for the tabletop.


Next I need to lightly sand and probably apply another layer. This isn't as bad as it sounds, the sanding will take ten minutes tops with the second coat of primer taking another 30-45 minutes. Perhaps I'll get to it this weekend...while watching my husband mow the backyard?

But in the meantime, if you're impatient with me, here are similar projects I've spied in the last couple of days around  blogland. I guess it's the season for painting round pedestal tables!


From the blog Cerniks


And another tutorial from Kate at the Centsational Girl

And if you don't believe me about it being "pedestal table painting season," when stopping by Lakeitha's blog, yep, you guessed it, another table in progress. I'd say "race you!" but that's just too much pressure...


Any projects awaiting you this weekend?

25 comments :

  1. I scored a chippendale style octagon coffee table that I want to lacquer. It is painting season!

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  2. lol! Yeah, I'm pratically done:)
    But let me be the first to admite, I'm not all that happy with my white table. It just seems out of place now. Like its just too bright white and I know its not because I used the same white as my cabinets and trim. Maybe I just have to get use to it.

    I do want to ask where you purchase your Briwax from. I didn't see it at Lowes. What about Home Depot? Or do you order it off line? I ususaly use Johnson and Johnson wax, but I'm worried it will make a yellowish tint on the table over time.

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  3. Briwax is the best Lakeitha, I've never found a local source so order it online, just google it and you'll find some options. Good luck! Janell

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  4. Sometimes it's better to take your time and not rush, Janell. I feel like I've got so many going on right now. I need to get more organized and stop throwing unplanned projects into the mix! I've got a shelf piece that I painted the other day that is waiting to be hung up in our main bathroom. I'm hoping to try mixing my own chalk paint and trying it on another piece. I'd like to get that done by the weekend, as it is a fairly small piece.

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  5. When I paint a table it takes me forever. But it's because I like to paint standing up. (Old knees) So I hoist it up on a sheet of plywood that sits across sawhorses.
    I turn the table upside down & just work on the legs/pedestal. When the legs are completed, I take the table off it's stand, turn it right side up & then work on the top.

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  6. Slow and steady wins the race - or so I tell myself! I'm not a huge fan of painting anything - hate the process so I have to keep convincing myself that it will be so worth the aggravation when it's done. I'm always thrilled with the results but a painter smurf I am not :)

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  7. I have so many projects that its hard to count. I sent away for chalk paint. Cant wait to get started.

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  8. The garage is almost warm enough for me to paint in there again. I've been to cold to bother. This weekend we plan to do a much needed cleaning of said garage and I am going to prep a bunch of little projects. Love this time of year! And cannot wait to see your fab table, but I will :)

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  9. No worries Janell...we will be patient! I know the after photos will be worth the wait!
    Happy Friday ~ Laura

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  10. Lakeitha-if your in the Atlanta area, right in the middle of the Highlands there is a woodworking store that carries all the Briwax, most of the colors.

    Good luck!

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  11. I adore the shape of that base! Can't wait to see the finished product and that primer you're using is so great! Thanks for the shout out friend, and have the loveliest weekend!
    xoxo
    Kate

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  12. Janell: Did you think of using the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint? You don't have to sand or prime AT ALL! And the dark wax gives it a nice aged look...Next time maybe?

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  13. No I haven't! I'm just so happy with the ProClassic paint, I've used it in the past and the pieces have stood up to wear and tear wonderfully, and that is my goal with this project, so sticking with what I know! Janell

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  14. I love the base of your table! I have pedestal table jealousy! Thank you for the shout out!

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  15. Great base on your table, Janell! That's about how far I've gotten with a dresser I'm working on. Nothing wrong with taking our time! I know your table will be gorgeous once you're finished. Enjoy your weekend. We have lots of sunshine....I'll be gardening.

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  16. Love that table, things are looking good!

    Are you going to do anything special to protect the paint job on the the top from warm plates or do trivets take care of that for you?

    I am considering painting our blond wood table but with little kids I am worried about how the paint will stand up to them.

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  17. With 5 girls 9 and under, projects definitely take a back seat, but this really inspires me to tackle that kitchen table!

    Katheryn F.
    www.outoftheboring.com

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  18. With 5 girls at home most projects take a back seat, but this really inspires me to tackle that kitchen table I have. It is screaming refinishing and staining a dark espresso or white.

    Katheryn F.
    www.outoftheboring.com

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  19. Nothing wrong with taking your time and doing it right. As for me, I have an endless, daunting list of tasks that I won't get around to tackling. I'm taking it easy this weekend:)

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  20. You always do a great job at whatever you do. As my granddaddy use to say..."slow and steady wins the race"

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  21. Just beautiful! Lovely blog ~ I'm a new follower! :)
    Best, Anne ♥♥

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  22. Beautiful makeover!...Christine

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  23. I really love the base of that table Janell. So much better than legs in my opinion. Hard to find a base like that as I was looking for a client. Of course being the impatient person that I am...let's get a move on girl!

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  24. Hi! Where did you get this table? It's exactly the one I'm looking for!

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