So, I started classes again on Monday. Thankfully, I only have two classes and an internship this semester. I won’t be nearly as crazy-busy as I was last semester. However, I haven’t been able to get to any of the projects that I planned to yet.
I DID paint my kitchen table and chairs over New Years. That was a week ago, and the paint is still sticky for some reason. We’ve had to be really careful using the table since I deemed it “dry, just annoying.” I will be posting more about that once we fully finish the project.
A little taste though…
My pics didn’t turn out all that great. I was working in my kitchen because it rained all day. Even with lights on, it was still gloomy.
I turned the table upside down to do the bottom pedestal first, then sanded it and painted it. Once it was dry enough, I did the top…I forgot to take a pic of that.
I had originally started out painting the chairs with a paint brush…not a good idea. This pic was taken after I realized it was better to use a small roller. You get much better coverage! I was using a paint with the primer built into it and it still took 3+ coats to cover the chairs.
Bob helped me with the chairs the day before (when we were using paint brushes), and complained the whole time that spray paint would be easier. Yes, it would have been, but I got a gallon of mistake paint at Lowe’s for only $5. Can you imagine how many cans of spray paint it would have taken to cover a table and 4 chairs?!
The chairs were originally padded, but I can’t clean them that way unless I use an upholstery cleaner. I decided that I wanted to be able to throw the covers in the wash to clean them. So, once the weather cooperates some, we’ll be revamping the chair seats so that I can paint them, too. Then, I’ll make chair pads–there will be a tutorial for that.
In the mean time, I hope everyone stays warm! I, personally, hate winter and cannot wait until spring arrives.