I’ve already gotten rave reviews over this table from my family! I love how it turned out. In fact, my goal from the beginning was to paint it & then sell it in our upcoming yard sale. I’m so tempted to keep it for myself, but have absolutely no where to put it! Besides, if I ever reach my goal of having my own business re-doing & re-selling furniture pieces I can’t keep all my projects! I knew I wanted to paint this table turquoise, but didn’t have any turquoise paint. So, I took some paint I already had (grass green & pale blue) and mixed until I reached what I liked.
The table was free….doing good on the cost already! I painted the base layer. It was dry to the touch in a couple hours so I proceeded to add my painter’s tape according to the directions I found on another blog.
Then I began to paint my white paint. I was so excited & way way to impatient to see the finished project. So I began to peel back the paint immediately! It was all a big mistake! I should have waited at least a day for the base coat to dry before adding the tape. As I began to take off the tape it was also taking off my paint….all the way back down to the wood! Sad day.
I didn’t learn my lesson then either. I tried to just take off what had peeled & “redo” the base coat. Well then you could see the impression of it under the paint….sort of like I painted over chipped paint….duh! Alright girl, come on get your act together…..it’s time to take this puppy back down to the beginning & start over! I scrapped & sanded it all the way back down to smooth bare wood & proceeded to commence on this project the way it should have been done from the beginning! If I could get one lesson in life….it would be to SLOW DOWN!