PAINTING IS DONE! Today we did the final coat of white on the base of the table and the second coat of grey on the table top. And, if I don’t mind saying so myself, it looks fan-freaking-tastic. It is sooooooo beautiful. I feel unreasonably emotionally attached to it.
A couple notes now that the painting portion is done:
- Make sure you have a variety of brush sizes when you begin painting, especially if you have a table with as many intricate details as this one.
- For some reason there are a couple places on the table that the paint didn’t adhere to as well as others. I think that it could be glue that was used to attach some of the embellishments. Whatever it is, when applied, the paint looks like it’s separating. Don’t worry, the second coat will go on more smoothly.
- Sometimes, even though you might really want to, you will not be able to get in there with a roller to smooth out your brush strokes. Go with it. Some places on this table wouldn’t fit even the smallest roller. I used a brush and made it as smooth as I could and it actually added to the vintage feel of the table. It gave it more of a hand made touch instead of it looking like it was done by machine. There is a difference between it looking done by hand poorly and done by hand well. Trust me, this will look like it’s been done well.
- Have fun. If you have a friend that you can bribe into helping you, do it. You’re going to be uncomfortable, you are going to have a sore back, you’re going to be tired and it’ll take a while. All of this is a lot more enjoyable if you have someone to talk to and complain with.