So first we started with sanding it. Sanded it enough (by hand) to take the top layer of gloss off.
We then primed it. I would suggest 2 coats of white primer if you have a dark table.
(please excuse my nastiness :)
And don't worry, I didn't inhale any fumes, I just suffocated instead.
We used Behr paint from Home Depot. The color is called Putnam Ivory.
Here is the first coat. I already was liking it better.
End table! (this one did not need 2 coats of paint)
Lastly, we used "antiquing glaze" from Lowes for the finishing touches. We watched a youtube video on how to apply so we didn't mess it up. Marc did most of it because I was taking forever. Thanks honey!
Ta-Da! Here is the finished product.
I really love how it lightened everything up and really changed the whole look of the living room.
This was our side painting project! I took a break and went with Katie to some antique/flea markets stores on Saturday and I found these 2 chairs at a random flea market in prairie grove. I knew they would perfect for the nursery. $20 each is hard to beat these days so I snatched them up. Can't wait to recover them in turquoise fabric!
I primed them and then used a high gloss white.
(well actually Marc did!). He didn't want me to inhale those fumes.
It took us all weekend but I love how everything turned out. I'm super excited to get started on the nursery now! Let me know what you think!