Note to self: Self, next time you paint something black, wear gloves!
I tackled our dining room table yesterday and am pretty happy with the results.
Until we splurge for our "grown-up" furniture, this will do just fine.
Hmmm , might need to invest in a table runner to break up all that black. And maybe a rug?
The Spanish blown glass vase I scored for 8 buckaroos at HomeGoods. Sweeeet!
So similar to these Napa vases from Z Gallerie that I've been lusting after:
What I did:
1. Lightly sand the table.
2. Wipe off dust with a damp cloth.
3. Applied a primer coat using a small, sponge roller (Kilz Gripper Primer)
4. Once that dried (1 hr), applied 3 coats of semi-gloss black paint using a new sponge roller. Allowed only 30 min. between each coat since I did not use an oil-based paint.
5. Let dry overnight. Applied a protective polyurethane coat, but this kind of roughed up the finish a bit an dried a little unevenly. So I had to lightly sand the imperfections and reapply the poly coat. Wonder if the spray version would have provided a smoother finish?