Friday, February 09, 2007
ready for breakfast
well, in a sunny side up sort of way! i still need to paint the bottom :) someone asked me how i can paint a table so quickly, do i sand? the answer is, yes, but only sometimes. i do not paint like those people on home television shows that make this a twelve step process. i've got carpool! and i like things done yesterday...so i work with a need-based system. which means, sometimes i paint backwards. my first step - slap on the paint. i only use primer if i must, and this piece didn't seem to need it. so after i paint a coat, if i then need to sand, i will. this piece has two coats on it and will need one more with maybe a light sand. because we will use it for eating, i am going to finish it off with a clear matte polyeurethane finish. and you want to know what else? i paint my furniture in the house(the garage is so cold and unfriendly). this table got painted right there where i plopped it. i put an old vinyl tablecloth underneath it and opened the window while i worked. you see, i try to make this as easy on myself as possible :) have a great weekend!
  posted at 7:53 AM  
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21 Comments:
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Deb said...

Your table looks amazing! and what a beautiful view you have to enjoy sitting at it.

 
At 8:27 AM, Blogger onehotpotato said...

after reading about your "painting habits" i laughed because it's as if you were describing me. ask my husband sometime. i have no time for the details. depending on the size of the project determines where i end up painting. i'm not into the 12 step plan either. the table is beautiful. that piece would have called my name as well. looks right at home with you.

 
At 9:24 AM, Blogger Kimberly said...

I'd eat breakfast there any day!!!

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger Cindy said...

What a difference a coat of white paint makes. It looks great! I paint my furniture in the house too.

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger Lorilu said...

I love it! I too paint in my house. In my living room. I put a large piece of card board down. Who wants to paint in a dark cold garage? Not to mention mine is jam packed with my patio furniture and other misc. items for the cold winter! Love the table! Great detail on the legs.

 
At 10:38 AM, Blogger Anne said...

The table looks so pretty. What a great find.

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger Tilly said...

I paint in the house too. We still have 7 rooms to paint as well as a day bed and chairs and lots more. I'm more a white girl, not yellow!

Heres a few photos.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44824832@N00/

Love your style and blog.
Tracy
This post just for you only :-)

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger ~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That looks great! I am impressed with your non-procrastination! :)
I've been wanting to paint some big pieces of furniture for quite some time now but keep waiting for it to warm up so I can take them outside for the job.

 
At 12:27 PM, Blogger Kim said...

Its been so cold recently that I might have to bring my painting projects inside. Though, I might have to work in the basement unless I want a huge mess. I'm not a very neat painter.

 
At 12:35 PM, Blogger annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Your table turned out so nice! I know of two other people who have that same table...must have been a pretty popular style of table.

 
At 3:08 PM, Blogger Meg said...

I really like your table, but I think I'm in love with all of your windows. Seriously, that is great light you have in your house. And I'm all about great light! I would happily sit down to breakfast any day there.

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger Lallee said...

You paint just the way I do. We won't tell the experts;-) I've found the matte polyurethane to be a great finish for durability. Your table looks great!!!

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

Wow! The table looks great. The detail really shows up now that the table is white. I totally embrace your painting habits...it's the only way with kids!

 
At 5:01 AM, Blogger Jen said...

It looks fab-o! I love those chairs you have it paired with too. I've got so many painting projects around the house but it's so cold. I was thinking of working in the basement but it's freezing down there too. Maybe it will warm up next month!

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Jolene George said...

It looks so much better painted! Just beautiful Beth! :o)

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger One Woman's Cottage Life said...

It's so pretty! And I, too, paint inside the house...or else nothing would ever get painted!

Great job!

 
At 11:48 PM, Blogger Leona said...

Table looks good..

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger lilcottageshoppe said...

Love how the table turned out! You paint inside the house? Hmmm...my garage is full of projects to be painted, but I was waiting for warmer weather...maybe I will bring in a chandelier and give it a go...I only hope I paint as neatly as you do!

 
At 6:32 PM, Blogger Denise said...

Dang, you're fast! On any project, from start to finish, it takes me weeks! I would have to dream about it, debate about color, which shade, if I really should paint it or leave the wood, and then carve out at least 6 solid hours (which I never have) so nothing ever gets done around my house. I SO ADMIRE you!

 
At 9:40 PM, Blogger suburban mom said...

Very, very cool.

 
At 7:06 AM, Blogger Shabee Chick said...

I paint in the house too so I can watch my cooking shows while I transform. And I never sand.

 

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