This table is getting a dark makeover.   It started as a half-wood, half-painted combination. 

Original Console Table


The first thing to do when repainting furniture is to prep the surface.  The hemp oil top is removed with mineral spirits. The painted base is scuff-sanded.

Prep The Surfaces


I recommend the sophisticated, true black paint, Anchor. It's a mineral paint with built-in top coat.

Black Paint


It's best to paint details with a small artist's brush. This is less likely to lead to excess paint around the ornate areas. 

Paint Details


I chose a decoupage paper to add some contrast to the black paint. This is called Late Aurora.

Decoupage Paper


Attach the paper by first applying a coat of sealer. With a parchment paper barrier, use a warm iron to secure the paper. 

Iron-On Method


Cut paper down to size by using sandpaper and gently sanding at an angle.

Trim Decoupage Paper


The best topcoat to seal black paint is hemp oil.  It’s a streak-free sealer and very easily applied. This is in addition to the built-in top coat within the mineral paint.

Seal Black Paint