Painted Furniture Step by Step Two

Hi everyone!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I’m making progress on the drop leaf table we started last week, and today, I’m excited to share step two of my process.

If you missed painted furniture step one, click there.


Painted Furniture Step by Step from Reinvented


As a reminder, here’s what we started with.  An old drop leaf table with some weird orangey red stain on it.


painted furniture step by step


Step Two is the first coat of paint.  I know that may be kind of or a lot obvious, but I do have a couple of pointers that I’ve learned along the way.

If you would like to use chalky type paint, I highly recommend Maison Blanche.  (no sponsored post here, just love the paint)  I also recommend that you stir it with a piece of PVC pipe.  ;)  (if you think that’s crazy, check out my other random DIY uses for common household items)


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Do not glop on a heavy coat of paint in the hopes that you’ll be done quicker.  A friend of mine did that once, and it did not end well.  ;)  Ahem.

Paint on a light first coat, and let it dry for 24 hours.


painted furniture step by step two


As you can see, the first coat will not cover completely, and that’s ok.  Really.  For a lasting finish, light coats left to dry well in between are the way to go.


painted furniture step by step 3


It’s also a good idea to paint everything you can see, let it dry, then turn the table over and paint everything you can see again.  You’d be surprised at how many “missed a spots” there are if you only look from one angle.

Here’s the table with one coat complete.  We’re getting there!


painted furniture step by step two 2


Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today!  Make it a great day!

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