Something Old Is New Again & Beautiful

4 Materials
$1
5 Hours
Easy

What do you do when a favorite piece of furniture begins to look dated and needs a refresh? Do you toss it and purchase something new or do you give that piece of furniture a refresh and continue to love it? Well, if you know me, I go for the refresh as-long-as the furniture piece is still sturdy and attractive. Thusly, the case with this table.
something old is new again beautiful
This time I am going to tone it down and paint it in a more subdued and clean color. I have collaborated with Dixie Belle Paint Company to complete this project and I am so happy I did. Let’s get started with Something Old Is New Again & Beautiful.
something old is new again beautiful
Some of my supplies. The orange soda is my energy inspiration.   Don’t judge!
something old is new again beautiful
Steps

Note: I am not painting the table top
Wipe the bottom half of the table down with the warm soapy cloth
Allow to dry

Once dry

Apply first coat of paint to the bottom half of the table (as best as you can, follow the grain of the wood when painting)
Allow to dry (approximately an hour)

Once dry

Apply a second coat of paint
Allow to dry (approximately an hour)
Touch up any areas with paint that need further coverage
Allow to dry completely (approximately 2  hours)

Once dry

Tape stencil in place using painters tape
Use stencil brush to paint stencil onto the front of the table
Allow to dry completely (approximately 2 hours to avoid smudging)

Once dry

Apply 1st coat of clear satin finish
Allow to dry (approximately 30 minutes)              

Once dry

Apply a second coat of clear satin finish
Allow to dry completely (approximately 4 hours)
Pour the Restor A Finish onto the clean cloth
Rub the liquid all over the top of the table
Allow to dry (15 minutes)
Apply a second coat of the Restor A Finish
something old is new again beautiful
And there you have it. A little paint, a little time and a lot of patience and I have a new table. What do you think of the new look? Do you have any upcoming paint projects? Do you have a favorite paint product?

Note: Time includes drying time.
something old is new again beautiful
I have a video of this project on my YouTube and you can view it here. There you can watch me go through the steps in real time.
something old is new again beautiful
You can see more pictures, full instructions and complete supply list here.

Suggested materials:

  • Paint  (Dixie Belle Paint, Inc.)
  • Paint Brushes  (Dixie Belle PaInt, Inc.)
  • Painter's Tape  (Dollar Store)
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