I’ve got a quick question for you.
How does a furniture painter know when she might have drug one too many curbside finds in to her basement?
Well…when her son finds a toad in a dresser drawer.
Ha. It kind of freaked him out.
So…I’ve got several pieces I’m working on right now, and I thought it would be fun to share my painted furniture step by step.
Minus the toad.
Let’s start with this old drop leaf table I bought from a sweet lady’s garage.
My plan is to paint this table in Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint in Wrought Iron, and distress it.
But I HATE the base color. It’s a very orangey red stain, and the last thing I want showing through when I distress the black.
In the photo above, the table has been sanded down to remove most of the top coat.
The next step was a coat of General Finishes gel stain, wiped on with a rag. I wasn’t too meticulous about it because my goal was just to fix the base color so I like what peeked through after sanding.
Am I making sense?
Don’t answer that. ;)
Here’s the table now, after a coat of stain in Antique Walnut.
It’s not perfect, but much better.
Tomorrow we add paint!
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