I watched Shrek yesterday, so I really wanted to start this off by saying....'once a upon a time.....' yes, but that's as far as I got. I'm not good with story telling, I'll leave that to the professionals :)
As you know, this is my family room below:
Next step was to prime it. After a couple of coats of primer, I ran into a very annoying dilemma that I was all too familiar with when doing my tree stump coffee table.
The stain from the wood (I'm not sure what it is that causes it) but it started to show through. This happened after the first coat, and I lied to myself and said that another coat would cover it up, which I knew better. It didn't, came right through again, almost worse. So....the best way to fix it?? Probably better to do this before you start wasting coats and coats of paint .lol. Use an oil base primer. But since I don't have oil base paints in my house, I went the other direction and used some Polyurethane. Let it dry. Then I continued on and painted my topcoat.Worked like a charm! The ugly stains are no more :)
This one just has so much more space! I was concerned with this at first...but now I'm totally digging it. If I put all this stuff on the first table, it would have look ridiculous since it was sooo narrow.
The view from this angle is ten times better than what it used to be before.
Linked to: Domestically Speaking Power of Paint Party