Last week, I drove to Marshall, Texas to pick up this $35 Craigslist find. It wasn’t a bad looking table to begin with, but the moment I saw it, I had visions of spray paint. I’m going to lay blame on Kimba over at ASPTL for this. I’ve seen one too many of her furniture rehab projects. But I digress…
I started out by sanding it down. I was a little lazy with it, so I just sanded until the piece of paper I was using wore out and called it good. Then, I wiped it down really well to get all of the dust particles off.
Next up: primer. You can buy it in a spray can now, so that is what I opted for. Easy peasy.
Once that dried, it was time to paint! My original plan was to paint the entire thing blue, then paint a chocolate brown color over all of it and distress it. However, once I got the blue paint on, I decided I really liked it and chose to leave the legs blue and just paint the top brown.
You can see from the picture that I got a little messy with that brown paint. If I’d planned it out right, I’d have done the top first and then painted the legs. Since I changed my mind midway through the project, I made a mess of it. And I ran out of blue paint. I’ll have to go buy another can tomorrow and touch it up. But I love the (nearly) finished product, and I couldn’t wait to share it!
Once the table is situated in its new home and properly decorated, I’ll share photos of that as well.