Not all projects work out the first time. But the process and excitement of fixing issues are just as valuable as getting it right the first time.
So I found this solid wood coffee table at my new favorite thrift store. $20 and I decided to give it a shot. I usually like more character in the prices I find but this was the perfect size and it’s been a year into my search for the ideal table. I gave in.
I didn’t want to sand it so I went with a primer so the paint I had would stick. There was a lot of poly already on it so a primer is the best way to be lazy and paint right away.
Looks nice right? Nope. Way too blue in the room so I tried to fix it and ended up mixing a dart gray and blue to cover the sides and legs. Blue is a strong color it made the whole table look too washed out.
Here is a quick shot of the new gray sides. I will take some nice pics and add to the end of this post.
I’m going to do a test and just add one coat of polycrylic and see if it holds. My last coffee table I followed the directions and added several coats, sanding in between and it was like a fly strip. Everything you put on the table would stick. So I’m curious if one coat will keep the stains off and still be easy to clean.