Friday, January 25, 2013

Table and Chair Makeover Beginning Stages

I've finally started my furniture makeover that I had planned for January.  There's nothing like waiting until the end of the month to do a monthly project.  If I hadn't mentioned in my blog that I was going to paint these two pieces, it would still be on my list of things to do.   Once I start a project though, I finish it.

I started by taking the seat off the chair and giving it a good sanding.   The table I did not sand because I'm doing a test to see how well my primer adheres without sanding first.  I used Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3 Primer.  It is supposed to work on glossy surfaces without sanding.  An end table doesn't get as much abuse as a chair plus with all the detail it would not have been much fun to sand.  I'm not lazy; this is a test.  Just keep that in mind.  I've used a deglosser before and don't like using products that require ventilation in the middle of winter.

The above photo shows the pieces with one coat of primer.  Today I decided to add a second coat of primer and one coat of paint and will share that with you soon.  


  1. It's getting exciting. I unfortunately took the seat of the chair, and then I always need to test it and re glue and nonsense like that very time consuming. So I'm anxiously awaiting your results.

  2. I'm glad that you started in January. I have projects mentioned years ago still sitting waiting. I am really impressed and curious about your project.

  3. Im interested in seeing how this one turns out - I hate sanding fiddly bits of furniture - getting to old for that!


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  5. Catherine, what an ambitious undertaking. They are looking beautiful!!!! I don't blame you, hard to ventilate in the middle of winter, great you found products that let you skip the sanding step. Hope you'll take lots of photos of the finished pieces all together.


  6. I think the little table is sweet and they are so handy, I will be interested how it turns out.

  7. I can't wait to see them, I love the little table its going to be beautiful. We are working on a king size head board and I can't wait to get it finished. I enjoyed visiting with you today.
    Sending you a hug, Elizabeth


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