Sunday, April 17, 2016
Updated dining set
My daughter has had this little dining set for quite a few years.....I forgot to take a before picture....are you surprised, lol? It was sleek and modern, black, and fit her apartment needs at the time. She now has a home and wanted an updated look to her little set. She has painted quite a few pieces of furniture and was fully capable of redoing this set herself, but she asked if I would do it instead. When she said it wasn't real wood I took her word for it, as I had never looked at it that closely. I was prepared to use Zinsser on it before painting, because of that. I had been curious about deglosser though, and decided to use that instead of sanding. I am a firm believer in ALWAYS sanding, but since I would undoubtedly be asked to redo it, if the finish didn't hold up, I decided to give it a try. I found that you are supposed to paint over the deglosser within an hour of applying it and you could feel the paint seem to grab on to it. My daughter wanted 2 green chairs, 2 white chairs and a white table all with distressing. She was happy with the new look. I am still a firm believer in sanding, but I will be watching how this holds up....I will let you know!