This is a painting project I did last fall. I needed a little side table for our entry way and I found this little table in a re-sale shop. It was a dreadful maroonish color which had been layered over numerous other colors. I new it would be some work to get it where I wanted it but it was the perfect size and shape. I also had been looking for quite a while for something that would fit and that didn't cost a bundle.
Not sure what happened to the top but it looked awful and was uneven from the paint and chips.
I had to sand that baby down to the raw wood with an electric sander.
The bottome part wasn't as bad so it just got a once over with some hand sanding.
I used a coat of Rustoleum's Ultra Cover 2X primer in grey. The top was painted in heirloom white and the bottom dark walnut.
This is my fancy paint set-up, a cardboard box, so I don't paint the grass. The bottom got 3 coats of the walnut color. It is a really pretty rich and deep brown.
To paint the top, I taped off the edges in green frog tape and wrapped newspaper around the base.
The top got three coats of the Heirloom white. It is a sweet, creamy, off white that went very well with the walnut. I also distressed the edges a smidge with some fine grit sandpaper. I went over the entire piece with clear Fiddes and Sons wax
I was pleased with how it turned out considering this was only my second furniture painting project. I want to add some print to the top eventually but that may have to wait till next summer's vacation.