I started with a light sanding, mainly on the top of the table to rough up the surface because it helps the paint adhere better. Then I cleaned off the dust/dirt to make sure I had a clean surface for painting. Decided I probably should use some primer since the wood was darker and I didn't want the wood grain to show through the paint. I'm glad I did use primer this time.
Somewhat primed and ready for paint, I tried but it was windy that day
|Spray paint color: Heirloom White by Rust-oleum, not too white and not too cream = perfect color|
After I got the first coat of spray paint on, look what happened. I am not going to panic, nope because I remember reading about this exact situation on Kate's blog and how to fix it. Repeat after me...sand it, clean it, spray it! Well, I did everything she said to do and would you know it happened again. Was it the temperature outside, NO...Was it debris on the surface, NO..I don't know what happened but I finally got it fixed. There are a couple spots on the legs, but I am not too worried about it because it's suppose to look
distressed, right? By the way, it's HARD to take sand paper to a newly painted surface that I worked so hard on, but I did a little bit.
Should I distress it more? It looks so nice with our brown leather furniture and really helps to lighten up the space. We don't have any problems with natural light, but all of our furniture is dark so I was ready to lighten it up a bit. I love how it turned out and can't wait to try my hand at something else!
Have a blessed day!