Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A Side Table Remake
I purchased this table for 12.50 at my local Goodwill one afternoon. I had plans to paint the table, it is in great condition and made me think of bedroom furniture I had as a child.I decided after some debating, to go with the Polished Pearl paint by Behr I had also used for the dining room table and chairs. I love the color and it was free!
Here is a picture of the table before sanding. I suggest wiping down your furniture with soap and water before you begin sanding.
Luckily for me, the table didnt need a ton of sanding!
I removed the pulls from the drawer and sanded it down also.
I then wiped down the drawer and table and allowed the pieces to rest for 8 hours before applying a coat of primer.
Now it's time for priming. I decided to paint the side table in my family room, since I am working late on projects and have a 5 week old son, working in the backyard isn't an option right now. Notice the parchment paper on the tile to prevent any messes.
I used a simple thin brush to apply my primer, this was to ensure all areas of the table, including those creased areas had been primed.
Here is the table after 1 coat, which I allowed to rest for 12 hours, I used a simple paint roller to evenly apply the paint to all areas of the table and legs. What I couldnt do with the roller, I used a 57 cents sponge brush on. I love those sponge brushes, I use them often.
I applied the second coat and then let the table rest for 24 hours.
Here is the finished product!