This old tired vintage table became bright and happy with the help of Poppie’s Famous Repurposing Paint Powder. This product is an additive to latex paint much like the DIY chalk paint recipe that uses Plaster of Paris. But there are differences. Good ones.
I met Nancy, the owner at the Springtime Fancy Flea Market although I have known of this product prior to meeting her. After her demonstration I decided to buy it but she gave me a box to try. So I guess you can say this is a sponsored post although all opinions are my own.
Now you may recognize this table from the time I went pickin with my friends. I really got a nice haul that day. I need to go back to that area soon.
I chose to do the ratio of 1 part powder to 4 parts paint. But before I got that far I had to prepare this old tired vintage table. One of the legs was a little loose so I glued and shot a small nail into it to secure it. Then I filled a small gap with wood filler. I also cleaned up years of grime and gunk off this old table with Murphy’s Oil Soap.
I sanded off the decorative painting using the orbital with an 80 grit and then 120 grit paper, which kind of made me sad but let’s face it, it had seen its day. Then I used deglosser on the legs because of the curves and sanded a little here and there. The next step was to prime the table.
Ready to paint. I was so excited. I decided on a nice bright white. The paint glided on and dried to a nice smooth finish. There were a few spots here and there that I did lightly sand and repainted. For the top I sanded and applied a second coat of paint.
Once I felt the paint was fully cured I got to the bright and happy part of this table makeover.
A very long time ago, pre blogging days I bought Frogtape in the wave design. I started at the edge and laid on a strip of tape. Then I cut some small pieces to use as a guide to space the stripes apart evenly.
I also taped off the mechanics that are on the bottom of the table top as this is a vintage tilt top table. I left the label intact and the hardware in its original state.
I mixed up a bright and happy beachy color. Once again the paint glided on. I did 2 light coats of paint. Once the second coat of paint was almost dry I pulled off the tape. I was thrilled with the outcome but I felt like I needed to do one more thing.
That’s right, I ended up taking a narrow brush and painted the top of the table feet. If you notice the feet are curvy which picks on the design of the tape. It is important from a design standpoint to try to think of stuff like that. Then I lightly sanded the table to slightly distress it and applied two coats of wax and it buffed to a very nice shine.
So this old tired vintage table became bright and happy with a new paint job. I highly recommend Poppi’s Paint Powder, it mixes well and creates a very nice surface. I didn’t take it to the booth right away and every time I passed it, the table made me smile. How about you?
Materials and Supplies Used In This Project
Poppie’s Famous Repurposing Paint Powder
Paint Color of Your Choice
Murphy’s Oil Soap
Compressor and nailer
Sand paper for Orbital Sander 80 grit and 120 grit
Sand Paper 80 grit