Today’s project is a little different because it’s a refresh to a small area of my kitchen. I had previously given this table a paint job, but I was no longer really feeling it.
Besides the table makeover, I was also able to add shiplap peel-and-stick wallpaper to the wall, and some farmhouse-y wall decor. The floor is actually a sheet of vinyl wood-look flooring loosely laying there for the photo. We are scheduled to have the whole floor replaced with vinyl wood planks in a couple months.
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After I cleaned the table well, I painted 2 coats of Sea Glass right over the white base coat. To paint the base of a pedestal table, it’s easiest to lay the table on its side. That way the surfaces are more visible and accessible.
I sanded all over with very fine sand paper, and then distressed the edges with coarser sand paper. This draws more attention to the details.
Standing the table upright, I painted the top and apron with 2 coats of Fluff. Again, I sanded it all with very fine sand paper and distressed quite a bit on the apron and the edges. This really shows off the carved details.
I sealed the whole table with 2 coats of Clear Coat in Satin. While Gator Hide is more durable, I am not worried about wear and tear. You guys know I like the character of aged and worn furniture.
The chairs were reupholstered about 5 years ago, but the paint on them is still the factory finish. They are a bit yellower than the table, so painting those in Fluff some day has been added to the bottom of my to-do list. I got a sprayer for Christmas, so the chairs may be my first sprayed project to experiment and learn from.
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