Isn’t it beeeeyoootiful? I’m so happy with how it turned out.
After thinking about it, I did decide that I had to sand the top down a bit. It’s still textured and uneven, but a more smooth uneven, if you get my drift! No more jaggedy lumps or pieces.
I used some emory paper and wet sanded in a figure eight motion. Once sanded, I wiped it down thoroughly. Then it was time to attach it to the base frame.
Getting the base and top situated the way I wanted them took a bit of work, but it was worth it. The front of the base is slightly closer to the edge of the top than the back is, but that’s simply to allow a little more leg room if someone does have to sit at the back of the piece.
Four screws later, the frame was attached to the top. During the placement process, I managed to scratch a bit of paint, so I touched it all up before proceeding.
When the touch up paint dried, I moved on to another coat of poly. This coat I applied with a damp rag instead of a roller or brush. I didn’t like the bubbles left by the roller when I applied the other coats. I used a figure eight motion again. I really enjoy the finish I get doing this. It’s not as glossy, but it is a nice smooth finish.
Here’s a look at the before…
And now, the bestest ever part! I get to decorate it!
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