Next we painted the table bronze. It took about three to four coats to cover the primer. I own a bronze table! How fun. Of course, I believe it took several years off of my life. After painting I felt funny. I don't think it's good to inhale copper and zinc. Luckily, Mike says I won't get brain damage. Just maybe weird growths.
Next, we sprayed black patina onto it (also not good for inhalation). It causes the natural oxidizing of metal to occur, just at an extremely accelerated rate. It was scary to do it, not having any idea what we were doing or how it would look or if we were destroying our table. But here it is thus far:
I think we'll still darken it up some more tomorrow (it's hard to see what it really looks like without natural light!), and then we still will add several top coats of polyurethane.
We also still have to paint the legs; I'm considering painting them black and then potentially just glazing/highlighting them with some bronze paint. Partly so that they match the chairs, which I'm thinking of painting black, and partly because bronze paint is stinking expensive! Any thoughts? Also I'll be re-covering the chairs, and I need to choose fabric. Thoughts?