Well, someday has come! This year is my year to take charge of my home and the things in it. I really want to make a home atmosphere instead of just a cluttered mess.
Here are my supplies;
Waterfall & Blue Bonnet paint from Ben Moore and all the painting "stuff" you need.
Here it is in it's "before" state;
I started out by sanding everything down. There were lots of "sticky" spots where old varnish seemed to be wearing down. Those spots required more sanding.Then I moved to the legs. Let me tell you what....between the coffee tables I did a couple weeks ago, and now this table I have to say I SERIOUSLY DISLIKE sanding legs. Can't say I hate it cuz that word is not allowed in my house anymore. Gotta be a good example for the kiddos. Anyway, sanding legs is a serious pain.
A quick wipe with a tacky cloth to remove all the dust from sanding;
Next I took everything apart. I figured it would be easier, and more thorough to paint everything separately.
Here's the first coat of Waterfall for the top of the table. Isn't it gorgeous??? Picture isn't the best lighting (of course, cuz I kinda suck at photography) but the color just pops right at you!
And here's the first coat of Blue Bonnet for the legs. It's such a light turquoise/blue that it looks white, but it's not at all.
After two coats of each color, I did some light sanding to distress. I did more on the legs because over the years they would have been kicked a lot, and distressed a lot. I used Minwax Paste Wax for dark colors to "dirty" it up some more and to seal and protect.
Here's the top(minus the flaps) after 2 coats of Waterfall, sanding, distressing, and waxing. The color makes me drool!!!
Okay, so you know how EASY it is to take things apart? Especially when you're an eager amateur who just wants to get to the fun part? Yeah, so that was me. Meaning I had no idea how to put it back together. Most of it was really self explanatory, honest! I'm not a complete dingbat, really. But the mechanisms for the flaps on the table were a little less simple. My hubby helped me, and we put them on backwards. We figured it out AFTER we put everything back together and tried to put the flaps down. Silly us lol! So we fixed the mechanisms and all was right with my world.
Look at this beauty all completed....
So beautiful. And so done by me!! I was/am ridiculously proud of myself for doing this. And it has definitely given me a taste for more, more, more! I want to refinish everything! LOL! Up next is my dining room hutch, but that will be a while to come. It is large, heavy and a very very dark stained pine. I have other things to do first, like lots of de-cluttering/cleaning/organizing. And I hate all of those.
For now I'm basking in the afterglow of my lovely table.
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Hope you all enjoyed!!