DIY Drafting Table Faux Finish Extreme Make-over
You may have something you’re not using and you may say, “One of these days I’m going to paint this.” If that sounds like you, here are some simple painting techniques that anyone can do.
Who uses a drafting table anymore? I inherited a cute, old wooden drafting table that was rickety and definitely not level! I decided that instead of letting the table simply take up space I would transform it into something beautiful.
So, I oiled every bolt, repaired a loose section by replacing the screws, shored it up using a level and two wooden braces, and painted with gold and bronze glazes.
I like to “think a project through” from the start and get it all organized:
- write down everything I might need,
- buy any items I need at the local hardware store,
- organize all the pieces and tools in one place.
Then, I’m able to sink into the project and enjoy it without interruptions.
AFTER: Loving that patina and can think of many fun uses for this table either as an easel, special place for my latest dream board, or tabletop when I set the table fully horizontal. Tune in to my next blog to see how I used it!
With everything I need easily accessible I enjoy the process of painting. Usually the actual painting is the easier part. Don’t risk ruining your good clothes thinking you can keep paint off of you. It never works. I wear my painting jeans and like kneeling on cushy floor mats for comfort.
One of the great things about painting anything is that you can easily change it if you don’t like the results.