Now, it’s totally teal. It has little knobs! It’s shiny and blue and pretty!
We painted our table with the same products and methods we (mostly) always do, but due to the intricate Greek key pattern on the sides and a few alterations, we added spray options + wood filler. Here’s what we used:
• wood filler (any will do, we used Elmers)
• Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3 water-base primer
• Valspar spray primer
• Glidden’s Totally Teal in satin
• Minwax Polycrylic in clear semi-gloss, quart
• Minwax Polycrylic in clear semi-gloss, spray
Our table had a groove design element on the top that we were never really a fan of, so we used this opportunity to get rid of it. After filling the groove with wood filler, we smoothed it with our putty knife then gave it a quick sand to smooth it all down.
All the flat surfaces were primed using a foam roller, but we sprayed the sides and any of the decorative elements to eliminate brush strokes.
We followed the primer with 2 coats of our color and 2 coats of Polycrylic. A 2″ angled brush was used to apply our Polycrylic on the flat surfaces, and in the same way we used the spray primer for the sides, we did the same with the spray poly. Again, this eliminates any visible brush strokes or build up on the key design, however, keep in mind that the shinier your poly finish is, the higher the chances are for imperfections to show through! Using a high quality brush and avoiding over-brushing helps to keep streaks at a minimum.
Once everything was dried to the can’s instructions, we added these knobs from Anthropologie. The Greek key pattern only went around 3 sides, and the back of the console had a smooth, flat surface that begged for a bit of embellishment. I first mentioned the idea here, and while it’s not a real drawer, we can at least fake it!
We’ve since added our yellow vase to the table (sadly, sans flowers right now), but we’ll use the console-top as a drop zone for keys, wallets and lip balm.
My favorite part is – hands down – our fake drawer pulls (I think of them as earrings for the table), and I’m pretty sure Scott’s just happy he has a landing spot for his keys again. We couldn’t be happier with the blue – and we have you to thank for that! Nice teamwork.
What do you think? Is anyone else adding a touch of color to otherwise so-so decor?