It seems I’m in a bit of a crunch, trying to get some furniture projects completed before the weather gets cold. It’s so much easier to work outside; more room, all kinds of air ventilation.
I have a few furniture pieces still in the cue, but the last couple days, I have worked on this table. Clearly, I forgot to take a picture of it before I took it apart, but hopefully you get the idea..
This table came from my friend Laurie. Whenever I was over at her house, I would eye that table up and down, and tell her that if she ever wanted to get rid of it, I would be a happy taker. Well, she called me a couple of weeks ago, and made my day. The table was mine if I still wanted it.
One of my favorite projects to work on is refinishing furniture. Other than the fact I love to shop for things that need attention, painting and restoring is my fave.
And I have big plans for this table. It’s going to be my desk here at Be Fed Again.
When I brought the table home, I kept it in pieces to make it easier to paint. I took the pieces outside, and started the first step, sanding. I sanded the entire bottom part by hand, because I wanted to make sure I sanded every detail. The other pieces, I sanded with a power sander, which took a fraction of the time as hand sanding the bottom.
Once everything was sanded, I cleaned the surfaces with a wet paint brush, keeping a bucket of water close by to rinse the brush.
Then I started to prime. I swear by the Kilz Premium Primer. Each piece needed 2 coats of primer, letting each coat dry completely before applying the next. I did apply an extra coat of primer on the top of the table, as it’s going to get a lot of use.
Then I painted. I used Benjamin Moore Advanced paint, in the stock white color. I didn’t add any tints. I painted another 2 coats of each piece; 3 on the top piece.
And it looks like a totally new table.
It will be the perfect desk for me, and I am so happy that I have this table that I’ve had my eye on for so long.