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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

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