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!