Monday, March 5, 2012

Entry Table Makeover

Hi, my name is Alison, and I have a painting problem.

I'm sort of on a painting kick these days. That's largely due to the Knick Knack series I've been working on, which involves quite a bit of repainting things I already have. So, it should come as no surprise that I set my sights on painting furniture.

You may recall from this post that I had been entertaining the idea of painting the little table by my front door.


A few weeks ago, I went for it! I had leftover green khaki paint from an accent wall I had painted when we first moved in, so I decided to try that out on the table. The color is Valspar Artichoke.

I wiped down the table, and removed the drawer (and the drawer pull).








I gathered together my supplies. I decided to use a foam roller and a foam brush, in hopes of a smooth finish.


I lightly sanded the table, and then dusted it off.


Here she is after one coat.....WHOA! He, I meant to say "he." Here HE is after one coat.


...And now two coats.


In between applying coats, I kept finding Aybee, my boxer, waiting intently for me. I'm sure she thought I was off playing outside behind our house without her. Every time I popped back in, she gave those eyes...


At one point, she even tried to reason with me, and delivered a 4-slide Powerpoint presentation on why she should be allowed to kick it in the garage with me while I was painting. You make a good case, Aybee....but....no.


I added a very light third coat of paint, and pronounced it finished.


I was a tad disappointed with the color...it appeared so much beige-er on the table (compared to how it looked on the wall). But, it was an improvement from the original, so I decided to live with it for a bit.


I moved it into the house, and threw a few accessories at it. It certainly looked better, but wasn't quite what I was hoping for. The finish seemed so blah.


So....I busted out the leftover paint from my family room, which is an ocean-y green color: Valspar Lincoln Cottage Lattice Green. This time I used a paint brush to apply the paint, applied with the grain, so that the subtle brush strokes would give the piece a little texture and character. I applied just one coat, which created a very natural highlights and lowlights in the finish. 


I finished the project by spraying an acrylic sealer on the table in a satin finish. She -- HE -- he is beautiful! Little table, I think we can be friends now.


Let's revisit our journey, shall we?


What do you think? Have you painted something over and over recently? How did it go?

Cheers!

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