Friday, September 30, 2011

A Little Table Painting Project

So yesterday you saw my newly painted kitchen table, and today, I thought I'd give you details about this little project. 



Of course, I forgot to take an official "Before" picture, so I had to dig one out of my files.  This at least reminds us that the table was black.  It was originally black when my mom found it at the thrift store several years ago.  She used it in her laundry room.  Then she gave it to my sister for her dining room.  Then Sister got a bigger dining table and I happily inherited it.  The black was not bad, but it was also not very much fun.

 
To paint it I first put on a coat of this wondrous primer that requires zero sanding.  It is oil based, so I recommend buying a cheap brush for a couple dollars that you can just toss once you're done versus having to hassle with gasoline or mineral spirits.   I got mine at Walmarts for $2.50, but I would recommend pulling gently on the brush hairs to remove any loose strands before you begin as I had some hairs come off in the paint - not fun to fish those out.



I got the paint at Lowes .  Used their Valspar brand - one quart in High Gloss so as to make the paint as durable as possible. The color is called "Fish Story"- are you charmed?



The table took one coat of primer and two coat of paint.

{additional notes: I used the same high-density foam paint roller that I used on the closet stenciling project to make the paint nice and smooth on the top}

After the last coat I let it stand for about 48 hours (more couldn't hurt) to let the paint harden before bringing it inside and setting things on it.



Used some of those little dollar pails from Target to keep coloring supplies handy.



Really a simple, easy project with a fresh, cheering impact. 


What little piece of furniture could use a fresh coat of lovely paint this weekend? 
Now's the time before the weather gets too chilly!

See other favorite projects {HERE}









47 comments:

  1. OMG! I love it! My husband and I have been looking for a table just like yours at local thrift stores so we can redo it. I have turquoise accents all throughout my kitchen so this woudl be my dream table! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. super, super cute, sister, great job. now to convince handy andy that we need a colorful table too. :)

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  3. Great job and simply charming outcome !!! I love it ! I like the color choice .

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  4. I am loving painted furniture mixed with warm wood tones lately. Great spot!

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  5. I love it and your kitchen is amazing! The color is so charming:).

    ~Julia

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  6. Beautiful! I would not have thought of turquois, but I love it and it is super creative!

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  7. I am "charmed", Cailan! :) this is such a beautiful color - I LOVE your choice!

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  8. I love the color of the table! So fun and bold :)

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  9. The color is great but don't you have to add a poly? Dianntha

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  10. I love the color! Great table makeover.

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  11. Oh my goodness- LOVE the color of your table!! How gorgeous! Would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

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  12. Your table is beautiful! I wish I could get mine back that I sold a few years ago and repaint it. :)

    Heidi@HomemadeBeautiesByHeidi

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  13. That table is awesome!! It would go perfectly at my house :)

    I featured it on my TT&J facebook page :)

    xxoxo
    Jen

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  14. Oh geez...now I wanna go paint stuff!! Way to be an inspiration!! Love it!

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  15. Great Job :)
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  16. This looks great! My decorator gave me a couple great tips for painting furniture. One is to apply a rub after the paint dries for a smooth, satin look, which works esp. well on cheap wood pieces. Martha Stewart recommends Howard's Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish & Conditioner - Beeswax & Orange Oil mixed with a wood stain, rubbed on with a rag. The other tip is to use FLOTROL, which is a paint thinner professional painters use in their sprayers. I haven't used it yet, but apparently it lets the paint glide on in a very smooth pattern. It is great for furniture and also for painting doors. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  17. The table looks great. I would love to do something like that to mine. We have an old beat up dining room table I keep covered with a table cloth. Someday I plan to paint it to help brighten up the room. I had never considered color before though. I'll keep yours in mind.

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  18. It looks great! Love the color. Visiting from Amanda's linky party. New follower!

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  19. Woah, woah! Love that color, I would be so happy to look at that table everyday :)

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  20. Really great color! Looks fabulous!

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  21. Thank you very much indeed, Ladies! I'm quite sure my little table never imagined she would get so many kind compliments - thank you. :)

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  22. This is amazing. Absolutely amazing. I would have never thought to paint a table that color but again, amazing. I actually pinned this to my pinboards on Pinterest. Love. :)

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  23. Love, love, love this table!! I am officially inspired to "get to gettin" on a few projects that need paint around my house. You made it "doable!"
    visiting from Serenity Now.
    Amanda

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  24. I am totally charmed by your round table and new color. It looks so pretty with your chairs, the floor and especially the white kitchen. Lovely!

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  25. I love your kitchen! And the table is fab.

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  26. The color is amazing! It really makes a statements in you kitchen.

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  27. You have created a lovely space and the table fits in perectly!

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  28. The table adds a GREAT pop of color! great job!

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  29. I find the color odd but when it was put together with the other furniture, it blended well. You will not notice that it is the so called "fish-story" colored paint.

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  30. It looks so great! I love the colour!!
    Jo-Anna

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  31. Love the turquoise table! Such a great pop of color!!

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  32. Love the table! Turned out amazing and such a lovely punch of color.

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  33. I adore this table!!!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  34. I LOVE the blue! It looks great!!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  35. Beautiful color! I love how it brings a nice pop of color into the the room. I also love those handy little buckets from the $1 section at Target, so versatile and best of all, cheap!

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  36. Thank you so much for sharing. I need to paint 4 chairs and a farm house table for my sewing room. :o) This info will help so much. Your table is gorgeous! ;o)

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  37. I love your table! I've painted my kitchen table & chairs a bunch of times and they are ready for a fresh color. How has your tabletop help up to use? I fear the top might chip and shabby but not so chic. Thanks for sharing your lovely cheerful table....the color is gorg!

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  38. Just found your blog and I love it!! I was wondering if you could tell me where you got your light that is above that beautiful round table? I love it and would love to find for my kitchen.

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  39. What a lovely transformation of your table. Thanks for sharing it. I have a similar table that really needs a coat of something fun. Came here via Pinterest.

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  41. Looks fantastic! I have been toying with painting our round pedestal table for a while now. You are nudging me in that direction : ) you have a lovely home and blog. I'll be following you!

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  42. I like the way it turned out. Now it looks great. I would love to do something like that to my old table. I usually cover it with table cloth. You have given me good idea to paint it this way.

    - Herman Swan

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  43. Hi, I too have a turquoise table and I'm looking for chairs. Where did you find yours?

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