I scuffed it up with some 220 grit sandpaper because that is what I found first, and time between bathroom breaks cannot be squandered searching for 150 grit sandpaper.
A coat of Cover Stain spray and another sanding with 220 later, it was ready to be slathered with a new shiny paint job.
The first coat of BM Satin Impervo in Decorator's White was lookin mighty fine.
This paint is a dream. A sweet dream, like the ones where you aren't pregnant and are knocking back gallon-sized drinks on your honeymoon in Jamaica. Anybacktoreality.....here it is with the second coat and the fancy new hardware on it. I love how the knobs look like monster eyeballs!
I finished off the top with this Varathane water-based poly recommended by Centsational Girl Kate...it is nice and thick and dries super fast. I used a brush to apply it after a failed attempt to use too-small underwear as a rag. Yeah, let's not talk about it.
I feel so much better having a beautiful, protected top surface for next to the glider. Considering it may get splattered with, ah, 'liquids'...I appreciate the extra protection for my paint job. I may or may not do a second coat, I haven't decided yet.
I love how it turned out, although I do have a little problem...
Not my toes, those are fabulous because I just got them done Tuesday. Holla for pretty sausage toes! No the problem is, why the heck do they make those bolts for the hardware so long? I either need to cut them or get new ones. What the? Regardless, I love this before and after.
And to celebrate hitting my 'full term' milestone this week, here's my 37 week belly:
I've been told I haven't 'dropped' yet. Thanks, that is helpful.