Pin It This past weekend, I delivered a table to a customer that I had painted. Sally was a customer at the shop and I had painted furniture for her before but never documented it. This time, for another piece of hers, I thought I would take a few shots during the process to share how simple painting could be.
As you all may know, I am a huge fan of Annie Sloans paints. However, this project required that I match the paint from her prior table so the table required primer.
I prefer Zinsser because its oil-based and latex can go over it. It stores well, and covers well.
I started with one coat of the primer on the top, sides, and bottom.
I figured the wood was so raw (she had it covered in her kitchen area with a tablecloth but wanted it exposed) that if I primered the bottom, she could at least move the table around without touching any raw wood.
Having had the two coats of paint on the table, it was time to paint the table with her preferred color - Fine China. With the table properly prepped, the painting was a cinch. I put 2 coats for added coverage. Its a satin paint but I like how the complete shot (of the table dry) shows how well it reflects light. I would always recommend at least 1-2 days for the paint to cure (fully stick) to itself.
I wish I got a complete picture of the table installed in her house. It fits perfectly in her nook and matches her chair now which is an upholstered wing-back painted stark white.