Thursday, January 15, 2009


The dining table was honey pine , I used a high adhesion primer {ZINSSER 123} which allows you to skip sanding, I then painted it with several coats of paint and finished it with a clear topcoat, I ALWAYS use latex paint , I decided to paint it black and since it was already in latex I simply wiped it down and painted it with Tremclad "BLACK" paint in latex I mixed some matte and some gloss that I had to get a satin finish , I will let it cure for several days before top coating it with varathane.
I am glad so many of you like the table makeover, I do too , but I also like white and cream painted furniture , I have painted many items white , and love the look of classic white cottage style painted pieces .
No I will not change the fabric , the fabric on the chairs is a gorgeous linen paisley and the bench is a soft grey linen , perfect as is , I think , I was just looking for contrast for the table.
I have been in many homes with dark furniture and dark floors and deep walls and solid fabrics and I find that mood is gloomy I need light spaces they affect my mood in a positive way . If there is not contrast between pieces a room feels boring to me or flat , I love pattern and mismatched furniture , no matching sets for me , I have collected loved pieces over time and my home reflects that .

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