STEP TWO involved first sanding the table. I have to admit I should have worn a mask, although I was outdoors and did not deliberately breath the stain that was most likely over 50 years old. It smelled of my grandma's attic. Then I water cleaned, wiped down and dried off the table. I then spray painted the table white. I was glad I had my roller handy as it really helped with the areas that wanted to drip. Once the paint was dry I added blue trim. Now the teacup had a purple accent, so faint that if you blurred your eyes it looked blue. I wanted to highlight the blue so I trimmed it out with a dark and lighter blue. Make no mistake, there are few clean lines. I know when I am done I will get out my fine paint brush and touch up all the areas that I over painted in white. Here is the table now painted and trimmed. Ready for the next step?
Painted white and trimmed in blue. I like to paint on my ironing board. It is a good height and there is lots of hang over for this table, so I can walk around the project, reach under and over without having to move the table. I even have the teacup under that stand to remind me of what first got me thinking of this table.