Chic Coffee Table Talk
Well, it’s finally done! I mentioned in this post last week that I had purchased a vintage chic coffee table to refinish and use in my living room. Sanding and prepping the table for primer was really quick and easy. Painting it however, was a different story. I had purchased a fast drying paint that required any 2nd or 3rd coats to be put on within one hour of the original coat. Apparently, I missed that instruction and waited nearly 48 hours to apply the 2nd coat - all along thinking that I was doing a good thing by letting the first coat thoroughly dry. This is the same process I have used so many times before – just never with fast drying paint. Well, as I put on the second layer, I noticed that the paint began to wrinkle in a few spots. I had no clue what was going on so I called the paint company looking for suggestions. They knew immediately what went wrong and suggested I lightly sand the table again and apply super light coats every 20 minutes until the desired level was achieved. OMG that took forever! Nevertheless, I think it came out great. Take a look…
I wanted to add a pop of color to the table so I decided to line the drawers with some colorful paper I had. I used matte Mod Podge and layered it over the course of 2 days.
I think this table has lots of character and I’m sure that my kids will “add” more to it over the years!
Images: House of Many Hues