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This is another table Karen passed on to me when she closed up her booths. The table is from a well-known store in my area. But the color. Not pretty. Changing the color for a cottage look was the first thing I thought of when I saw the table.
Karen started painting the table in her favorite beachy blue. But in my mind, I saw the table as white to work in a beach house or farmhouse. And since I plan on selling the table and this county goes from the farm and ranches to the island and beaches. I felt the clear, crisp white of the DecoArt line called Everlasting would be perfect.
But I was a long way from painting. The table is a laminate. You know what that means…
Yup, I had to prepare the piece so the paint would stick. For the top and shelf, I scuffed them up with the sander. Since I couldn’t do that on the legs I used Deglosser.
Now I had some leftover primer when I painted the den from a dark burgundy to a lighter color. We all had dark rooms back in the ‘90’s didn’t we? I don’t know the name of the primer except it is meant for walls. The primer goes on thickly which is what I wanted. I applied the primer to each piece. Sanded smooth and reapplied until I was satisfied. When you have a piece of furniture with a cherry finish or one that is laminate I always recommend taking the extra steps to prime or apply shellac to the piece first.
When it came time to paint I did the same thing. I painted the pieces and sanded and painted again. And sanded again. Repeated until I was happy with the look. Then wax the piece with a creme wax.
Finally, the ugly yellow went away. Changing the color for a cottage look gave it an updated look which I hope will appeal to the homeowner who lives on the beach or in the farmhouse. What do you think of the table now?