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minty fresh table

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I recently found a great vintage wood table but the condition of the wood wasn’t very good.  There were multiple scratches and the varnish top looked like something had melted on it.  But I knew a little paint could fix everything.

Before:

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I lightly sanded the table with 120 grit sandpaper and applied three coats of primer to cover the reddish stain.  Sometimes dark, old varnish will bleed through so multiple coats of primer are necessary.

After primer:

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The table was going to go in our family room and I wanted a little color but nothing too dark.  I decided on a soft mint color.  After two coats of paint and a coat of polycrylic it looked like this.

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And here it is in our family room.

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Thanks for looking!

-Melody

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