This is why I love the world of DIY blogging.
There is such a great network of people to learn from! When I was researching how to go about painting my table, I had so many options to choose from. I wanted something tried and true, so I went with the advice of Kate from Centsational Girl. If you’ve ever tried a DIY project, you know a lot of it is trial and error. It isn’t good to rush a project and I find that if you are doing a furniture makeover, especially involving spray paint, it is best to do it in a garage with the door open and the conditions have to be right. Not too humid, not too windy, and not too hot! Our Mid-west heat wave put the kibosh on my table makeover. Now temperatures are more favorable so I went to work.
I went outside my box of white, black, and gray furniture and decided to add a colorful piece of accent furniture to our living room.
This is how I did it:
The Supply List
Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Primer
Fine Grit Sanding Wedge
Lint free Cloths
2 cans of Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Paint in Navy Blue in Gloss
2 sponge brushes
Minwax water-based Polycrylic Clear Coat in Gloss
Step 1–Prime it!
Step 2:After the primer dries sand off any imperfections.
3. Paint it!
4. Protect It! I let this dry for 24 hrs. before applying the top coat.
I waited a full 24 hours before applying it to the table. I applied a 2nd coat to the doors and top since they will probably get the most wear. I also let it dry a full 24 hours before I used it.
Maybe something a little like this:
Remember that urn from my Goodwill trip on Tuesday? Well, he got a nice coat of white lacquer spray paint. The other items I had laying around the house.
I am so excited to paint that wall in the living room now! Oh, how lovely navy can be!
After the kids went to bed, I played a little. I even like the color at night by lamp light! I had some fun playing with different looks…I’m feeling a preppy vibe these days.
Happy DIY Monday!