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Melsky
« on: January 21, 2005 09:58:35 AM »

This is a plain wood table I got from Ikea.  I gave it several coats of tan latex paint as an undercoat, then painted leaves, spirals and dots on it freehand in acrylic.  I outlined it in black acrylic and then brushed on 5 coats of waterbased urethane.  I love it!  I am planning on painting the chairs to match, and then moving on to paint more furniture.

I'm a professional artist so I have years of experience painting.  I used to sell painted furniture about ten years ago and seeing this one makes me want to do it again.






With matching hash browns


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kate conspiracy
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005 12:33:50 PM »

That's great! I love the organic style, I also like the constrast legs. Does the final coat protect the table well, or do you worry about glasses leaving water marks? I
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fabricbunny
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2005 01:23:19 PM »

you gotta love the unfinished pine furniture from Ikea, so much fun to personalize! great job on your table! Wink
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Melsky
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2005 06:21:46 PM »

The final coat leaves it very well protected.  It's our dining table and we spill water and stuff on it, I even scrub it off with a dish sponge.
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EmilyInOrbit
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2005 01:36:00 PM »

I really like this! great job.
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