Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Remember our Table?

Greg and I bought this table in August and lets face it is kind of ugly, but it has lots of potential. We wanted to paint it and haven't gotten around to it, but I think I'm going to start this weekend. We want to paint anything that is yellow now, black and then get some cute new fabric for the chairs. Since this is my first real paint project I really would like some suggestions....Where to get good deals, how to do it :), cute recommendations for fabrics?

The chairs and table are made out of wood and have a glaze type of thing over the paint so I'm assuming I'm going to need to sand everything before I start, but honestly I have no idea. We also don't want the paint to look perfect, I want it to have a distressed look (see images below) So please if you have any knowledge or know a website you could direct me to I would love it!


Erin said...

youu will have to sand it down. then paint it whatever color you want. then sand parts to get the whole distressed look and then put something over it...i can't think of what it is...ask james! our fabric was pricey...i would try joannes first

Angela said...

Yes, ditto on what Erin said...I like to use just sandpaper to distress though, cause sometimes the sander does more than I want. You will need to seal it once it's done, otherwise the paint can scratch off in areas you don't want it to. You can get sealant in a can like paint, or they make it in a spray paint can too. I like to go to paint stores (like Sherwin-Williams) for paint cause they are more knowledgeable as to what types of paints work best. Let me know if you need any help!

Crystal said...

You know, they actually have 'Liquid Sander' now. Which is GREAT for stuff that has a lot of detail and it's hard to do with a piece of sandpaper. Check out this site, she gives great instruction.