This table is almost exactly like a table I refinished for myself last year. The only difference is that mine has curvy legs. My table was soooo easy to refinish and my client wanted the same color so I figured this was gonna be a fast and easy redo. Nope. LOL This table gave me fits! Let me tell you about this naughty little table.
To be honest, I don't remember if I immediately tried the Benjamin Moore Porch & Floor paint (the pretty custom blue color I had made to match my accent chairs) or if I primed it first with Stix primer. (I did use Stix somewhere in this process.) This whole process was so frustrating that I worked on it from August 31st till it was finally finished properly on Christmas Eve, so some details I have forgotten. What I do clearly remember, however, was that it didn't turn out AT ALL with the "proven" method I had just successfully finished my table that was this one's twin.
Where it was now down to the bare wood, I skipped using a primer and went straight to rolling on a coat of the Porch & Floor paint. Wednesday, I gave it a light sanding with super fine steel wool, cleaned it up and gave it the final coat of paint. Before delivering the table, I gave it one more light sanding with the super fine steel wool . . . but used too much arm power and where it hadn't had enough time to fully cure, I took too much paint of in a couple spots. At first I panicked thinking I would have to give it another coat of paint and I didn't want to have to tell my client there would be another delay so on a spur of the moment decision I just went with "the look". I sanded all the edges with the same intensity, leaving the edges a bit distressed and I LOVE THE WAY IT TURNED OUT! It doesn't look primitive or rustic at all but looks super chic! My client loves it so much she immediately ordered another table "can be the same or bigger or smaller". So I would say she trusts me and loved my work! Happy customer = happy me!