In my attempts to lighten things up in a sea of dark brown furniture, I decided to paint the top of my coffee table the same shade of Sea Salt that is in my kitchen. But I was feeling very lazy and rebellious on this particular day…..
Prime? Sand? Pffft. That is so the good girl way of doing things, and remember…I was feeling naughty.
Besides, I’ve painted wood before without priming it first and it turned out just fine. See? Isn’t it looking good? None of this silly sanding and priming necessary!
Now to add just a little bit of distressing. Uh….oops. Hmmm. This isn’t exactly the level of distressing I had in mind.
Hmmm. So this is why you have to sand and (at the very least) prime first, eh?
Haven’t you always wondered if you could be the lucky one who could get away with NOT priming? Well….here’s your answer for you! The funny thing is that I wasn’t even mad or frustrated about this. I’ve been doing this sort of thing long enough that I really do know better. I think I just needed to prove it experimentally for myself.
So with my experiment complete, this is what my coffee table currently looks like.
It’s definitely distressed!
I will paint it again when I find the time to sand, prime, and THEN paint :).
In the meantime, I’m just enjoying it mistakes and all!
The table runner (which really needs to be ironed, but I think we’ve solidly established here that I’m lazy) is from my sponsor, Timeless Settings Home Decor. The Nest pillow is from Stacie Ann’s etsy shop.
Linking up with Just a Girl’s SAS Day.