Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Breakfast Table Redo... in progress as well.

We are midway through a lot of stuff right now, but not finished with anything. That's how it goes, I start stuff then have trouble finishing it. 

We bought our breakfast table at the local restore for $5. It was in rough shape, the top seal was flaking off and covered in stains. 

The green is either wax... or a whole lot of congealed boogers.

So, I slapped some of this on it:

And now it looks like this:

I was too lazy to take my sweaters off the chair. The chairs still need their makeover but that will come after the table! I got them for $3 each from Goodwill. They look rough but I have faith! :)

All I did was a half ass sand with a sanding block, and then slather on the primer with a cheap $1 chip brush then sand again til smooth.

Better. It will be even better with paint. I won't lie, I primed it back in December... it has sat like this for a month. I would be ashamed but everyone knows I am lazy and slow anyways.

The boogers are now frosted :)

I am painting it Honeymilk by Valspar like the dining room table. I put the first coat on sunday afternoon. I'm using honeymilk solely because we bought a gallon of it and it's not going away as fast as I thought. Freeeeeee paint wins.

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  1. Haha, I do that all the time. Use the same color on everything until I run out. Lame, but cheep :) I don't mind, then things in your home go together! I've got paint chips all over my house right now because I'm hoping to paint like half of my house soon (master bedroom, laundry/mudroom, & living/dining/hall)! Eeee!

  2. It is always nice to know that I am not the only blogger who leaves a half finished project gathering dust for a month plus! Can't wait to see how this guy turns out!

  3. That is a great color, though! I am sure you can transform this neglected $5 lump into something beautiful!

  4. Free paint is definitely a winner!! What a gorgeous table - I love its chunky homeliness. What an enormous bargain - go you!



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