I have a collapsible TV tray that I picked up from Ikea that functioned as a night stand through my college years. I like the design and it’s the perfect height for the couch. But as an unfinished wood, years of use took it’s toll.I gave the table a good sanding to get out the stains and watermarks. Those sandpaper sponges are money! I totally don’t know if I’m misusing it (I just happened across it looking for sandpaper) but it was a lot easier to work with than typical sandpaper.After giving the table a clear stain, I wrapped the surface with newspaper in preparation for spray painting.I was really excited to try oil rubbed bronze (ORB) spray paint. I’m not sure if these legs were extra thirsty or what but the paint job took about half a can of spray paint and about four coats. And jeez, if regular spray paint recommends using in an open environment, this stuff needs to be used with a gas mask!Trying to really finish furniture painting for my first time ever, I sealed the top with some paste finishing wax. Despite two coats of clear seal and finishing wax, I still feel like the table top is somewhat porous; moisture doesn’t seem to repel off.And here’s the final product.To me, the ORB spray paint really didn’t resemble a metallic surface too much. Perhaps it was the fact that I was working with wood but the results didn’t quite come out as I expected.And I owe the balcony a good scrub down. It won’t be the first time! It’s hard working at night and in the dark.
Linked to Sugar Bee Crafts, Home Storiez A to Z, Hope Studios, The Blackberry Vine, Crafty Confessions, Uncommon Designs, Elizabeth & Co., New Nostalgia, Carolyn’s Homework, Clean and Scentsible, The Gunny Sack, Beyond the Picket Fence, DIY By Design, A Little Knick Knack, Somewhat Simple, Delightful Order, The Shabby Creek Cottage.
You furniture painting pros, any tips to really seal furniture? Any fun Ikea hacks in the works?