How do I rescue my bench turned coffee table?
I recently bought a wooden bench which has "slats" for the top and the bottom shelf. I love it; however, I'm running into problems painting it white. I cleaned it, sanded lightly (probably should have done more), tried spray painting it (didn't work well), and after consultation with a member of the big box paint department I spray primed it, then put two coats of white paint + primer on it (using brush and foam brushes). It still looks blotchy and I have drips from the top to the bottom. Do I need to sand the drips and do another coat of paint? Can I spray it now? I saw a picture in my new HGTV magazine of a "speckled" coffee table and I liked it. I'm thinking about touching up the blotches, then "spatter painting" the table with different colors to blend with an abstract-y floral bouquet painting above the couch. What do you all think? It will have magazines, etc. on the bottom shelf and likely a tray of some sort with plants, etc. on the top so I don't feel like it has to be absolutely perfect.