Sunday, August 25, 2013

My new white coat

I knew from the start that I would paint the table base and benches white.  Although this set is not quite "farm house" -ish, its close.  I was thinking something like this Pottery Barn table which sells for way over a grand!

I am going to use just basic off the shelf white high gloss paint.  The high gloss will give it great wipe-ability and with the darker stain top and bright fabric .. well its going to be gorgeous!

I gathered my supplies and headed outside on a beautiful 75 degree day!

I read lots and lots of tips on painting wooden furniture, I loved this one from Centsational Girl. So I followed it as best as I could!

You can tell here that there used to be a corner piece to this bench. 

Since I was going to paint it white I just used wood filler to fill the holes and painted right over. 

I use Zinsser primer, because everyone swears by it, and because it meant NO MORE SANDING!

I primed the benches and table legs with a roller and brush.

I used a spray can for the chairs. 

I let the paint cure for a while.  2 months actually (hey, life happens!)

Then I painted the bench and table legs glossy white with brush and roller. 

And sprayed the chairs again.

The set looks amazing!  Bright white .. clean .. shiny .. I love it!

Up next, the big reveal! 


  1. A great start! Can't wait to see the cushions! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  2. Great job! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIYers.

  3. It's looking how bright it is now and I agree with you....Zinser is awesome!

  4. So pretty and such great pieces. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  5. White does make a huge difference! I am in the process of painting some dining chairs white myself... not sure why it is taking me a month to complete them:) Yours look fabulous! I would be super thrilled if you had a chance to share your great tutorial at our new mega-party Work it Wednesday if you haven't already. Each link will be shown on 4 blogs! Work it Wednesday

    - Krista @ the happy housie

    1. I will link up right now! I am sharing the finished project Monday! Don't feel to bad, it took me 4 MONTHS to finish this!! Think of it as extra curing time on the paint :)

  6. Love white furniture - so pretty. Nice job. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

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