Over the Christmas vacation we were able to do a lot of things around the house. I cleaned out my closet and drawers. We finally installed a shelf and rod in my oldest son’s closet. I finally painted that closet too! And speaking of paint……..
This old rustic-looking coffee table had been taunting me for years! It’s out in our three-seasons porch, so it’s not a daily taunt, but at least a few days a week when I walk by it. I’ve been wanting to paint it for such a long time. It’s been used, abused, spilled on, stained on and drawn on. The kids played Play-Doh on and painted on this table. Just look at all of the rings from sippy cups and glasses!
So, I went on YouTube to check out some DIY videos and discovered that painting old furniture could be a lot easier than I initially thought. I figured that I would have to do a ton of sanding to get this ready for paint! Not so with Zinsser Primer! A lot of DIY ers swear by this primer. It goes on smoothly, dries quickly and no sanding is required! The Zinsser Primer is available on Amazon.com for $9.98 a pint.
How to Paint Old Furniture – Makeover an Old Coffee Table in Just 2 Steps
This is a water-base primer that is suitable for all surfaces. So for step one, my helpers and I just applied two coats of this using foam brushes. (Before priming, make sure the surface is dust/dirt-free!)
This primer dries quickly. While we primed the table in one day, we waited until the next day to do the actual painting.
And for Step 2, I applied two coats of a Colorplace Antique White Satin Finish Latex Paint with a 2″ poly nylon brush. A quart of this paint was just under $9 at Walmart. Here’s the finished table. So, contrary to my beliefs, no sanding was required and in fact, this table makeover was completed in two easy steps – just prime and paint!
What do you think of painting old furniture? Do you have any old furniture taunting you for a makeover? 🙂
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