A few weekends ago I started sanding down this table to repaint it.
I have had this table for quite a few years now, and it started off pine then I used an ivy stencil around the corners.
I got the table from Ikea in Leeds even before there was an Ikea open at Nottingham. We drove the table home in a smallish car with the table resting over the top of the headrests so it would fit in the car! Husband and I had compacted backs for a week after driving home squashed in our seats with the table over our heads, probably highly illegal but I just had to have it!
But back to the sanding.
This is it having had a sanding with the electric sander and ready for painting.
|Painted white and drying in the living room. Under this white paint |
is grey so when I distress it the grey shows through.
|2 coats of white paint and a new handle.|
The table then went back on the garden to be distressed by hand so the grey paint would show through.
Here is my lovely assistant.
It took about 2 hours by hand to distress and gave me a really sore arm and shoulder!
After sanding by hand the table looked a bit shiny on top still so kind husband got out the electric sander again and went over it to dull it off and then it got sanded again by hand with a really fine paper to finish it off.
Really pleased with the result, the grey shows through and it looks shabby and chic!
Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!