This paint process can transform a discarded and worn out piece of wood into a thing of beauty. I am a grandmother without any artist background so if I can do this anyone can.
The beauty of paint is that it can always be changed and just about any surface can be painted. I have chosen a beat up table that I found next to an apartment dumpster. It had definitely seen better days.
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List of materials:
Pint can of Matte Black Primer Paint
3 or 4 Acrylic craft paint bottles (all from same manufacture so they are compatible)
1 sheet of black craft poster board
1 table or other surface to paint
1 package of multiple grit wet or dry sandpaper
Sanding block (optional use a simple block of wood with sandpaper taut against it)
Orbital sander or palm sander (optional – for faster sanding)
Large sea sponge (available in craft stores)
Scissors to cut sea sponge into thirds
Small can of polyurethane
Small sponge roller unit or ultra fine with paint tray one extra fine roller cover
Liner brush to add veining (optional)
Your project can be a dining table, living room table set, bedroom dresser or any piece of furniture with a fairly flat surface.
Step 1: Selecting your project
Find a discarded item table or other with flat surface top.
I found mine next to the dumpster but you can find very inexpensive items in a thrift store that have seen better days. Also check your local bookoo.com ads, Penny Saver or Craigslist for freebees or an ultra cheap piece.