A New Trick

29 Apr

The more I get into this furniture painting fad the more I realize there are some really handy tools and products out there that make things  little easier. I most recently discover the magic of wood filler. I am such a novice I didn’t even know it existed till recently and it’s a game changer! First it’s not that expensive and a little bit goes a long way! I most recently used it on a little pedestal table that had a few scratches on the surface and the wood detailing around the table’s edge had some holes in it.

french table 1

french table 3

I used Elmer’s wood filler, so far it has worked well it dries fast and sands really smooth. (I feel like I am in a commercial, I swear they did not tell me to say that! :))

elmersThen two coats of French Linen paint and the table looks brand new! It has already made its way to new home today!

french table 2

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4 Responses to “A New Trick”

  1. Pat Hanish April 29, 2013 at 4:06 PM #

    It will work also on a table that you want to stain afterward because it will accept the stain of the same color as the original table.

  2. Patty@www.acreativechic.com May 6, 2013 at 2:16 PM #

    Don’t you just love the transformation with paint? It turned out beautiful:)

    • Le Chic Elefant May 6, 2013 at 7:56 PM #

      Thank you! Sometimes I am shocked at how different a piece can look after a little paint.

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