It has been a long time since my last post, but guess what: I had a cold…I entered 2013 with a box of tissues in hand. Well, I am better now and ready to go. As a matter of fact I cannot wait to do some painting and start new projects. My hands are itching. The project I want to talk about today is my writing table. I purchased this cutie last year and I did not decide about a color until last month. I find it difficult at times to find the right shade of red – but when I was at my local Sherwin Williams paint store to purchase some colored primer I noticed their very generous paint samples. A 29 oz sample pot is very generous and enough paint for maybe two projects. I Here is a picture of their sample pots:
I was excited and immediately bought 2 different shades of red: show stopper, wild current and a pale yellow called white raisin. Perfect opportunity for me to try out red. For the writing table I used “show stopper” red. A beautiful luscious red, I would not mind having a lipstick in this shade!
This was the table after sanding (for some reason I make most of my first furniture picture after the sanding job is done):
It has one drawer but needs to be fixed. It just needs a new piece of wood on one side and I have not been able to do that yet. Well, the usual: Sanding, cleaning with TSP, and I used a grey colored primer. I read somewhere to use a tinted primer if you want to get a true red. I started with staining the top, I used Minwax dark walnut and gave it about two coats. I sanded the knobs and I also stained them in Minwax dark walnut. Then I primed the rest of the table once, and gave the table two coats of red. To make the red extra glossy I gave it one coat of Watco Oil in natural. Here is the end result:
Do you love my choice of red? In my opinion this table is a show stopper!