I found this little beauty at a local church's yard sale and was excited about the $10 price tag. My husband was not so much, just because he thought it would sit in the garage for a year or more. NOT! It was only in there for three months, thank you very much. However, I can understand his hesitation.
This is how it started out:
Anyways, this one was very sturdy and wasn't very knicked up, so I took it. The first order of business was cleaning it. I just washed it with soap and water, inside and out, top to bottom. Then I took all the hardware ( hinges and handles) off and laid them and the screws aside. Place your screws in a safe place. (I lost one, just FYI. My ADD is tough when it comes to long projects.)
Next, it's time to prime! Here's the primer I use. My littlest helper is holding it up so you can see the label. You will want to prime everything: table, inside and outside, top and bottom, doors and hardware. I always just use one thin coat. Make sure it doesn't pool or drip or your paint will look drippy and sloppy.
Next it is time to paint. It will take two good coats of paint on top of the primer. Just take your time and watch for drips.
Make sure to use painters tape when you want to paint colors that will be side by side so that you get crisp lines. I painted the table white and taped off where the gray inlay on top would go. I taped the doors around the inside frame where the gray would be painted. Now paint!
VIOLA!!! Now ain't that purty!
After all the painting and stenciling is complete, I painted the hardware white and used the clear stain on everything. I add a clear satin coat by Minwax. It is a water-based polycrylic finish that works great on indoor furniture upon which you will set picture frames, lamps, etc. It makes all that hard work worth it, not to have it messed up so quickly.
Here's the finished product, once again. I hope you enjoyed the post. Drop me a line. Any questions and followers are welcome. Happy crafting!!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! Phillipians 4:13 Courtney C.