When I went to a meeting at the Habitat Restore I got there early enough to do a walk through not really looking for anything in particular. But I spied a table. A handy little table that is updated with paint.
I still had some pink Old Fashioned Milk Paint that I mixed up for the Valentine’s Day project I worked on. And since I haven’t painted anything pink since the Sweetheart table I figured it was high time. By the way to make the pink mix the light cream and add enough Barn Red to the desired pink.
And those ducks had to go. There was a little repair work I had to do. Someone tried to fix the top to the leg and the screw went through the top. I used wood glue to glue down the piece the leg screws into and then put in a shorter screw. A little wood filler and it is as good as new.
Since the table leg is curvy I wiped it down with the solution of white cleaning vinegar and water. And then deglosser.
The table leg got the chippy look although I did add some extra bond. The first coat is the pink. The next layer is the light cream. I thought the cream would be best as the final color.
Now for the table top, I did sand it lightly. Because it isn’t the heaviest top I was cautious.
I added more extra bond because there is no way I wanted the top to chip. As a matter of fact, I did go back over the table leg in spots because it chipped a little more than I wanted it to.
The leg really didn’t need to be sanded. But the table top got smoothed out with 0000 steel wool and fine sandpaper.
The final step was a coat of clear wax.
And the ducks were covered up. They had to go, didn’t they? And a handy little table that can be updated with paint found it liked its new look.
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