I'm sure you knew a furniture makeover was imminent after I shared my obsession with staring at before and after furniture pictures (found here). With John on Spring Break, the weather looking warm and sunny, and many kind and encouraging comments, I figured I needed to take a deep breath, put on my big girl panties, and grab a paint brush.
I'm starting small on two side tables in my living room that I have hated since the moment I shoved them into my car. Several years ago, when John and I moved into our first apartment together, we didn't have any furniture whatsoever. Nothing, nada, ziltch. So, I went craigslist crazy and bought the first thing I saw in all categories. These tables were the first of the mistakes.
I am planning on painting them heirloom white, which seems to be the diyer's ideal paint. I've wrangled my husband into sanding them and I'll begin painting them tomorrow.
I do have some questions:
1. Oil-based primer or water-based primer?
2. Should I try and cover up the groves with wood putty or leave them be? I really don't like the plank look and would enjoy a smooth table.
Wish me luck, I'm off to Home Depot.