Here's what I used:
- Black spray paint
- Colorful acrylic paints
- 1" wide paint brush
- Paint chipper
- Soft spunge
- Painter's tape
- Waterproof sealant
Here's how I did it:
- I started by flipping the table over, and touching up the legs with a matte black spray paint.
- Next, I scraped off some gunk (gum, and other things us kiddos left behind back in the day) using a paint chipper
- Once 'de-gunked', I sanded the table top with a course grain sand paper until the original wood was showing through.
- I wiped down the top with a slightly damp sponge, to remove any wood dust. Allow to dry before taping.
- Using painter's tape, I taped off a diamond shaped design starting from the outside and working my way in. After the design was taped off, I made sure to smooth the tape down firmly to the surface of the tabletop before I began painting.
- I started painting from the inside of the diamond design to the outside, to avoid smudging. Each section needed about 4 total coats of paint to create a bold design, without the original wood showing through.
- I allowed the design to dry for a few days before applying two coats of waterproof sealant. I used a deck sealant with a matte finish.
This project is probably one of my very favorite to date. I could't be happier with how it turned out!