We’re getting extremely excited now. We think it may be kinda like bringing home your new born child from hospital. I hope she likes her new home and blends in nicely with the rest of the furniture and family. (Ok, we clearly don’t have any kids). But in order to get us to the bring home stage, here’s what our Saturday entailed.
Carefully choosing the right ‘white’ as we don’t want any repeats of Airlie Beach now do we. In the end, Luke chose a 2-litre interior clean & protect British Paint called ‘pathways’ in a semi-gloss – it has a nice subtle brown base. It cost us around $40 AUD from Bunnings.
Brian had warned us he’d been busy on our table during the week. Boy he certainly had!He’d cleverly pre-drilled, counter-sunk and screwed all of the angle pieces in place and the top rail. He’d also screwed the table top in place, just to ensure it fit perfectly before we went ahead and now prepped and painted.
So we had arrived to this view of our grand table. We’d even brought along a chair from home just to make sure the height was ok. We felt like we were in a scene on Game of Thrones. No doubt we’ll need to roll the sauce to each other – it’s HUGE.
My first job was to glue these lil dowel pieces into each screw hole (delicately). This is so the they won’t be seen on the finished product.
Once the glue had set, Brian whipped around them all with a hand saw to remove most of the excess.
And we sanded them right back flush with the legs.
Bogged up with some timber putty.
It was then time for to undercoat the rest of the raw timber. You’ll remember I had already done the inside of all the angles last week.
And after a light sand, Brian got out the big guns with his spray gun and finished it off in no time. I need to get me one of those.
While this was going on, Luke had joined me today (luckily) and was busy sanding and preparing the table top.
The more particular we are now with bogging up the blemishes, the better the finish. So we did spend a lot of time going over the top and sides seeking perfection.
We then quickly undercoated the raw timber thickener piece, as remember the top had already been primed.
Brian says spraying all his furniture gives a much better finish. And not to mention is so much quicker than a brush.
Coat one is now on and dried. We intend to do another two coats and sort out the adjustable feet (a new addition) for each leg before bringing her home (finally).
We’re so close to finishing this project now. In fact, we will be bringing it home this week.
Would love all your ideas for styling this beauty? Fire away.