For my project, I started with a sanded table made mostly of pine. But I did have a few 1x16 plywood pieces from shelves painted an off white (leftover from another project), so I used them for the shelves. You can mix different wood types for this finish!
You can remove hardware, or just tape it off.
Make sure the project is free of any sanding residue by brushing or vacuuming with a soft bristled brush. I go the extra step and wipe down with a damp cloth as well.
Most paint brands carry an “Antique White” right off the shelf, or you can have something mixed up. Just pick something with a warm muted undertone. I recommend a Semi-Gloss Paint with Primer in it because it saves a step.
You must use a primer with white, as over time, it will yellow if you do not!
These same results could be achieved with a brush or paint in the can, but I wanted to show you how we spray a project in this tutorial. We always start with the project turned upside down, and paint the hardest to reach areas first.
Then we work our way outwards.
If you were brushing, you would do the same. Paint the underside, hardest to reach place first. Then move outward.
Once the underside is completely painted, allow to dry to touch before you flip over the project.
After you flip the project over, begin again in the most difficult to reach place, and work your way outward.
Finally, paint the top and outsides.
For a vintage white, I highly recommend just one nice even coat of paint. Remember, we’ll be going over the paint with top coat!
Allow the project to completely dry as recommended by the paint can.