From the Desk of Clearissa Coward’s Command Center
Something Old Is New Again & Beautiful
What do you do when a favorite piece of furniture begins to look dated and needs a refresh? Do you toss it and purchase something new or do you give that piece of furniture a refresh and continue to love it? Well, if you know me, I go for the refresh as-long-as the furniture piece is still sturdy and attractive. Thusly, the case with this table. A friend who began to dabble in woodwork made this table for me over 28-years ago and I have a sentimental attachment to it. It was very rustic and stained when I received it and then I painted it a bright yellow (see below in the before picture) and now I am going to paint it once again. This time I am going to tone it down and paint it in a more subdued and clean color. I have collaborated with Dixie Belle Paint Company to complete this project and I am so happy I did. Let’s get started with Something Old Is New Again & Beautiful.
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Paint Dixie Belle Paint – Butter Cream
Paint Dixie Belle Paint – Hurricane Grey
Paint Brush Dixie Belle Paint – Chip Brush
Paint Brush Stencil Brush
Warm soapy cloth
Clear Coat Sealer Dixie Belle Paint – Satin Clear Coat
Stencil Of Your Choice Optional
Clean Dry Cloth
Restore A Finish Howard Restore A Finish In Dark Walnut
Note: I am not painting the table top
Wipe the bottom half of the table down with the warm soapy cloth
Allow to dry
Apply first coat of paint to the bottom half of the table (as best as you can, follow the grain of the wood when painting)
Allow to dry (approximately an hour)
Apply a second coat of paint
Allow to dry (approximately an hour)
Touch up any areas with paint that need further coverage
Allow to dry completely (approximately 2 hours)
Tape stencil in place using painters tape
Use stencil brush to paint stencil onto the front of the table
Allow to dry completely (approximately 2 hours to avoid smudging)
Apply 1st coat of clear satin finish
Allow to dry (approximately 30 minutes)
Apply a second coat of clear satin finish
Allow to dry completely (approximately 4 hours)
Pour the Restor A Finish onto the clean cloth
Rub the liquid all over the top of the table
Allow to dry (15 minutes)
Apply a second coat of the Restor A Finish
And there you have it. A little paint, a little time and a lot of patience and I have a new table. What do you think of the new look? Do you have any upcoming paint projects? Do you have a favorite paint product?
Note: I am hoping to have a video of this project on my channel in a day or two. There you can watch me go through the steps in real time. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and catch my videos when they are uploaded.
Note 1: You can find the video here.
What have you got to lose? It is so rewarding when something old is new again. Try an upcycle and I’ll help in any way I can! Feel free to contact me with any questions.
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