I don’t know if I have officially announced it here, and apologies if I haven’t, but did you know that Sweet Clover is now a retailer for General Finishes?? Well, we are. 🙂 Sarah and I both love working with their paint and products so it was a natural fit for us. I was especially excited to try out some of their fun new colors. A few weeks ago I shared a dresser in Emerald Green, and I have also tried the Patina Green. One of the exciting new colors I was anxious to try out was Coral Crush. Since I am not myself a coral girl, and I was nervous about this color, I decided to try it on something small first.
I recently found these side tables at my favorite flea market, and knew they’d be lovely painted.
I already had a plan for the one on the right, but the one on the left was perfect for a test drive with coral crush!
Using my orbital sander, I sanded all of the flat surfaces with 180 grit sandpaper. I lightly (barely, if I am being honest!) sanded the legs.
I applied the first coat, and allowed it to dry. I tested an area on the leg I hadn’t sanded to see if the paint had any adherence issues, but it stuck like a champ!
I applied two more coats for a nice solid finish. When it was dry, I lightly distressed it along the edges. To finish it, I applied General Finishes wax, which we also now carry. I love their wax- I know it’s not quite as durable as poly, but it goes on so smoothly and for a distressed piece of furniture it’s protection enough in my opinion!
When it was all done, I gave it a proper photo shoot on my porch. I am so glad we live in the country now so no one is here to wonder what that whack job of a neighbor is doing photographing furniture again.