Who knew painting furniture was so easy?! Today's Monday Made It is a project I've been wanting to do since we moved to this house. Bonus, it only took 2 days. That makes this impatient perfectionist happy, happy, happy!
You will need:
Cardboard or dropcloth
1 medium to fine grit sandpaper (I found an extra large block that looks like a sponge)
2 cans of spray paint per table
1 can of clear enamel
Here's the before
I actually didn't have this table here in real life- I just put it there for the picture. It was hiding in a guest bedroom with its twin, because it did.not.go with our living room. Actually, neither table went with any room in our house, hence the need for paint!
I lightly sanded and then sprayed a light first coat over the whole table. While it dried, I moved to the second table.
I let them dry overnight in the garage. (Does it look like someone died in my garage? Don't mind that please.) I did one table with Rustoleum and one with Valspar. The next morning, I had to do a third coat on each table with a second can of Rustoleum- the much better option. Then I coated each table with clear enamel and let dry overnight again.
Here are the after pictures! I accessorized by shopping our house and picking up a new piece at my favorite store, Kirkland's. I do need a nicer charger for under my Christmas Cactus than a napkin. Small steps, people.
Hurricane lamps: BBB
Here's the second table in a guest bedroom.
Charger and Succulent: Kirkland's
This guy was the Valspar experiment and never fully recovered...but it's ok because that room is beach themed so he can look a little rustic. It's a sad, boring little table right now, but I have a coral lamp to put on top that needs a lampshade...my next Monday Made It?
What do you think of my first foray into painted furniture? Link up your Monday Made It's with Tara!