I recently revived an small, old, wooden drop leaf table that had seen much better days. It will be a perfect table for a small entry, a small eat-in kitchen, or even a night stand. I wanted to give it a bright and colorful makeover and used a cheerful, vintage-looking green paint.
I have to tell you that even with the sander it took me at least a couple of hours to get all the paint off the table top and underneath. Wearing gloves is recommended to help cut down on the vibrations from the sander. And always wear a respirator and safety glasses when using a sander. Even with all that, I think it was definitely worth the effort.
After the paint dried I applied a coat of dark wax and then buffed it slightly after it dried. Once that was all done and the top of the table and leaves were dry, it was time to put it all back together and take it home from the shop.
The 2 coats of poly means that it will be extremely durable and water resistant and might make a great little kitchen table someday.
The old frame is painted in Benjamin Moore Blue Spa 2052-40. And the sign was painted by my 15-year-old daughter. She gave it to my husband for Christmas and I stole it for the photo shoot. I'll be framing it as soon as I can find a frame to fit it.
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