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How To Add Finishing Touches to a Table

A flea market find becomes the focal point of the nearly renovated dining room with just the stroke of a paintbrush.

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add finishing touches to table
  • Time

    Two Days

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Highlights:

Step 1: Prepare the table

The glass panels on the tabletop are taped off to protect them from paint bleed. Sand or prime table, if necessary. If priming, mix primer with Tropical Orange paint for a better first coat.

Step 2: Paint the table

The table is painted with a coat of Tropical Orange paint; the color will bring modern energy and offset the darker blue walls, keeping the room fun and bright.

Step 3: Add the varnish

When dry, a coat of clear varnish is applied to the paint finish; it will not protect the paint but also give a shiny finish to the painted surface.

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