I made the decision to paint the kitchen table white because the contrast between my new blue chairs and the black table drove me crazy. #firstworldprobs
This photo was taken before my photography class this summer. It’s a long post so only click if want to read about how I took no-flash, DSLR photos over the course of eight months. #goals
kitchen table | before
After I painted the kitchen island, I purchased new blue chairs from Wayfair. The new chairs matched the new window treatments from Target but then I could not get past the navy chairs and the black table. #firstworldprobs
I chose this paint color because I had a can in the hall closet. Because of the black, shiny finish I lightly sanded and primed the table before I started to paint. I hoped to skip the primer step, but the table needed a base coat. Kind of like my face in the morning. #itsallaboutthatbase
It’s all about that base.
Speaking about that base… I put the legs on oversized soup bowls. I was too lazy to go scrounging for 2×4 scraps. This girl wanted to paint the table asap! For a girl who likes to cut corners with paint projects, taking a few minutes to prop up the legs made painting so much easier. #propstome
Two things about propping up the table:
1. no paint pooled onto the floor (shocking)
2. zero time spent scraping off dried on paint off the floor (time saver in the end)
I made sure to grab the table leaf from the hall closet and paint it too. I was so close to blowing off the table leaf and I was proud of myself for just gettin’ it done right the first time.
And, you know what? It was love at first paint roll. Seriously, I loved the color and I think it instantly brightened my kitchen.