You might remember ever from moving in I have been looking for a new table for my dining alcove. Won’t bore you with a record of all the false starts; long story short: I got it.
Or, rather, I bought the good bones of a table; a solid wood, round Ø46″cracked-veneer top on massive ornate cross-shape pedestal base of weird yellowish-olive stain I can now transform into a shiny centerpiece of my home.
So, the table is brought to the basement of my building, placed on plastic and left for me to start prepping for painting.
At first, I thought I’ll follow awesome directions shared by Elizabeth on ECAB and use consecutive layers of glossy oil paint by Sherwin Williams. Her results were great, but she spent 6 days on flat door, and I have all these crevices and carvings on the vase-like base…when will I finish it, by summer?
So instead I turned to a blitz-plan: spray-paint.
Today is a first session; sanding the top and the edge with a rough sanding paper, to remove the old polish, smooth the chipped veneer and sand down the nicks and scratches. It took two hours.
So far it has been relatively sweet sailing; tomorrow it’ll be more difficult: it will be the base’ turn.