The painted side table will need to dry for at least a week to a medium hard finish.
I taped the base which I wanted to leave natural. First painting step was to paint the bevelled edges of the table top, twice.
Painted two coats of ASCP Old White with drying time and sanding in between. Any areas that needed more coverage were painted a third time.
I let the paint dry for a few hours and then finished the top and edges with CeCe Caldwell's Satin Finish (2 coats, drying time between). The base received the same (last post).
Here is the before photo.
Evening photo. This was a half day project (mostly because of drying time of the Satin finish). When I use wax to finish an chalk painted project I know that there will be eventually be marks from 'things' put on the top of flat furniture. I clean the marks by waxing the marks off. This has worked for me several times but it not 100% great at cleaning some marks. Make sure your painted furniture has cured. You can read about curing painted furniture by going, for example, to Annie Sloan's web site and (and also read about her Annie Sloan Lacquer). Research and talk to others when planning the topcoat finishes for floors, tables, counters etc.
Chalk paint info:
ASCP is chalk paint. Check this link to the inventory/creator of the paint: Annie Sloan. ASCP is short for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I have written posts in the past about home made chalk style paint. I have also used CeCe Caldwell chalk type paint, FAT paint (also a chalk type paint) as well as ASCP and my own homemade chalk type paint.
Autumn weather Sunday. Cool enough to energize. Project time. The two diamond window doors were 'finds' on Saturday. They came with vintage glass knobs and brass hinges (door side only). They will eventually be wall/window art pieces.
One door had been somewhat painted white. First I filled the door handle and hinge holes with Durham Water Putty.
Taped the glass before painting.
The door frame received 2 coats of ASCP Old White (both sides). Waxed CeCe Clear Wax.
Next project was the mirror frame. I painted it some time ago and it needed a paper backing
as well as another coat of paint (ASCP Old White). Still needs waxed.
The 'big' project of the day was a delightful drop leaf side table. It is shorter than a regular table. Very sturdy.
DH fixed the drop leaf issues (notice the 'drops'). He removed the hinge screws, moved the hinges so that the leaves were horizontal when open and drilled/replaced the screws. Thank you.
He also sanded the top to remove the old finish.
The legs were as slow to paint as chair legs. I started around two in the afternoon and you can see from the 'darker' photo images that I continued working on the table after supper.
Two coats of ASCP Old White, one coat of CeCeCaldwell Satin finish. The base was a time eating task. The top is going to be in the next post.