I often find pieces of furniture that need a new lease on life. Sometimes they are downright ugly, but there are times the piece is fine just as it is, but probably won't turn any heads when it is in my booth. The little round table was just an ordinary table. It wasn't really scratched and didn't really need a lot of love. It was just kind of dated and well, blah.
It was a little wobbly, but that was easily fixed by removing the wood pegs from the legs, tightening the screws and reinserting the pegs—easy peasy! My plan was to paint it with Rustoleum Highland Blue Milk paint. I removed the top to paint it.
I could have left it intact to paint it, but removing the top just made it easier to paint both portions, rather than having to turn the table upside down to get in the nooks and crannies of the base.
The base just screwed into this piece that screwed into the top. I removed this portion and reattached it to the base for painting. The top was able to lay flat on my work table by doing that.
I applied two coats of the Highland Blue milk paint from Rustoleum. As you can see, I often paint several pieces at the same time, particularly if they are going to be the same color. I reattached the top and began distressing it.
I used 60 grit sandpaper to distress the paint. One of the reasons I like using milk paint is because it sands away really easily—particularly with the 60 grit sandpaper. It really makes the piece look like it has been well loved for years.
I protected the paint from future wear with Varathane Crystal Clear Polyurethane in the sating finish. I love the color of this paint when the piece is sealed and cured.
This is a great little table that can tuck into any space. I think it would look great in a sun room or a porch. You would want to use an exterior polyurethane if you intended to leave a piece of painted furniture outdoors for any length of time.
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