i thought i’d show you some detail shots of the table i showed you last week (or the week before? i never know what day it is). for the entry table/table-that-used-to-be-my-sofa-table i painted 2 coats of paint, totally skipping all the usual prep work of sanding and priming. i let the paint dry overnight between coats so it had time to harden. i didn’t prep it well because a. i’m lazy, and b. i knew i wanted to distress it anyway and this would make it easier.
after the paint had dryed really well, i got a razor blade and went at it. i went at an angle, almost flat against the wood and scraped it up. i don’t like when things are distressed and look really fake. i like to distress where the furniture would naturally get more worn, like in the edges and corners, but not too evenly.
these 2 pics are from my coffee table. this one i (well, “we”: me and my mom) painted a base coat of dark brown then a couple coats of blue on top. the i sanded through to the brown. some of the previous owners’ paint colors came through, too, which i like.
i also did a lazy wash on top of this: watered down black and brown craft paint, rubbed it on and wet ragged it off. i don’t really recommend this because you have to work really fast as the paint dries very quickly.
if any of you have tried out that paint color yet (behr’s mermaid net), post a comment with a link to pictures.