My first furniture re-do has been completed! I have quickly learned that I love painting furniture–love it. It is hard work but so satisfying. I purchased this coffee table at a garage sale last year for $20.00..one more time, $20.00! As you can see below it needed some love.
I needed a working space so Jerri has kindly let me borrow some of her garage space. I mosey over there on Saturdays and work away.
So, let’s get down to the nitty gritty of the project, shall we? I sanded this baby down, primed, and gave it two coats of latex paint in Mushroom. Protective coating was the next step..this required a bit of research. I was thinking about going with a lacquer but have heard that they tend to yellow over time. Plus I didn’t want a glossy finish. Jerri suggested I contact the author of Primitive & Proper, Cassie to ask her about her finishing techniques. Cassie did an article on different finishes and has a furniture refinishing business…so the woman knows what she is doing. I settled on Minwax Paste Wax after consulting with her. I added two coats (applied with a cheese cloth) and hand buffed it out. The results were a slight sheen (not shiny) finish. I will need to reapply the wax about once a year. I love it.
What do you think?
The living room end tables are next and soon to be done, stay tuned!
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