So this is where we left off yesterday – with a pretty crappy looking coffee table after multiple fails at painting it with milk paint. All sanded down and ready for yet another attempt at giving it a new paint job…
All primed and ready to go…
And all painted it with my new favourite furniture paint, INSL-X Cabinet Coat. And FINALLY, the paint didn’t peel or crack or chip, YAY!
No more chipped feet! YAY!
The colour is nice, but it could use a little something more. The uneven top of the table doesn’t make for a very good spot to put down your laptop or dinner plate. So to make the whole top one level surface, I used two pieces of MDF cut to size. And to make things a bit more interesting, Brian and I decoupaged a map of nova Scotia onto the pieces of MDF.
And that took two attempts. My first attempt was a total fail – I trimmed the overlapping edges of the map while the paper was still wet and it tore and left a raggedy edge. Then when I went to the tourist center to get another map, they didn’t have any left and weren’t expecting to get any more. What the what?! Luckily another tourist center had the maps in stock, and I picked up two just to be safe. And then I handed the job of sticking the maps onto the pieces of MDF to Brian, because I knew he wouldn’t screw it up :-D
The pieces of MDF fit into the spaces perfectly :-)
My favourite part of Nova Scotia :-)
I painted on five coats of Mod Podge and sprayed on an entire can of Krylon sealer. Unfortunately, the finish isn’t as resilient as I’d hoped. Hot thing stick to it, but oh well, at least the table is DONE!
And that, my friends, is the end of the coffee table from hell project!
Have you ever started a project that turned out to be a disaster? And were you able to save it?
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