|This is a much better finish for me; minimal sheen.|
I thought about painting the legs and skirt of the table in the SW Latte and going over it with a glaze. While I was at my hair stylist's salon yesterday, she suggested that I paint the table the same color as my chairs. A few years ago when I painted the chairs, I didn't want the table to be the same color. But, I have to admit that I liked the idea of painting the table and skirt to match the chairs. For now, I will leave the table top stained. This is the table before:
|Notice the lovely fruit appliqué on the skirt. I went through a fruit phase in the early 2000's!|
Luckily, I still had paint left over from my chair project a few summers ago. The paint is from Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation Kit. The kit comes with the base paint, glaze, topcoat, and furniture stripper. I was out of the topcoat, so I went to Home Depot and purchased a polyurethane finish. I still had just enough glaze to coat the skirt and legs. After applying two coats of Paprika color, glaze, and a topcoat, here is the finished product:
|The glaze tones down the color. It is very bright before the glaze is applied.|
|This is how the table looked before.|
This transformation sure beats spending money on a brand new table. Believe me, it crossed my mind. After pricing tables, I decided to add new life to my old table.