How to refinish a table? A DIY furniture makeover project.
An old pink table gets new life with paint. Black and gold painted table makeover.
A DIY sandy table with textured paint on the neck. Makes it totally stand out.
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How to refinish a table?
Hello Fellow Craftionaryians,
I am so happy and honored to be here today!
You might be wondering why the title says pretty in pink…well this is why!
Here she is…pink, but not so pretty!
One of the things I love about refinishing things. Is you really don’t know what you are in for until you start taking away the layers.
And this old girl had lots of layers!
- An Electric Sander
- Heavy Duty Gloves
- Heavy Mask
- Safety Glasses
- Sanding Sponge
- Putty Knife
- Rolling Brush
- Paint Brush
- Small Brush for Details
- A Foam Brush
- Painters Tape
- Spray Gun Adapter (Optional)
- Black Paint
- Martha Stewart Textured Paint
- Paint Stripper (Not Pictured)
- Wood Filler (Not Pictured)
How to strip the paint?
After using the paint stripper. There was still some areas of paint and varnish left on the table.
So I used my sander to get the remaining layers off.
Once this was dry, (I used my sponge sander) I sanded those areas down level.
The sponge sander was also great for getting into those tiny details!
Once my piece was sanded. I wiped it down with a damp cloth.
I applied a layer of primer according to the directions. And allowed it to dry.
I then applied my black paint to the top and base of my table.
I used an acrylic water based paint.
For some interesting texture and contrast.
I decided to paint the neck of the table a different color. I used Martha Stewart gold textured paint.
This stuff is awesome!!
It looks like I applied a thick layer of gold leaf!
(Look at it….it looks like peanut butter!)
Once the gold paint was completely dry. I finished up by filling in the details with black paint.
This juxtapose against the gold paint.
I then went back in with the gold paint. This was to correct any mistakes I might have made.
Thanks Hani for having me on your blog.
I hope everyone enjoyed this. And I hope it has inspired them to refinish something not so pretty!
Thanks again for letting me share.
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