Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Side Table Remake

I purchased this table for 12.50 at my local Goodwill one afternoon. I had plans to paint the table, it is in great condition and made me think of bedroom furniture I had as a child.I decided after some debating, to go with the Polished Pearl paint by Behr I had also used for the dining room table and chairs. I love the color and it was free!

Here is a picture of the table before sanding. I suggest wiping down your furniture with soap and water before you begin sanding.

Luckily for me, the table didnt need a ton of sanding!

I removed the pulls from the drawer and sanded it down also.
I then wiped down the drawer and table and allowed the pieces to rest for 8 hours before applying a coat of primer.

Now it's time for priming. I decided to paint the side table in my family room, since I am working late on projects and have a 5 week old son, working in the backyard isn't an option right now. Notice the parchment paper on the tile to prevent any messes.

I used a simple thin brush to apply my primer, this was to ensure all areas of the table, including those creased areas had been primed.

Here is the table after 1 coat, which I allowed to rest for 12 hours, I used a simple paint roller to evenly apply the paint to all areas of the table and legs. What I couldnt do with the roller, I used a 57 cents sponge brush on. I love those sponge brushes, I use them often.

I applied the second coat and then let the table rest for 24 hours.

Here is the finished product!


Mrs. Chic said...

Wow, what a steal!! Such a cute side table, the makeover turned out really nice!

Shades of Summer said...

Mrs. Chic - Thank you! I love the table, it just may be my favorite piece so far.

Our Delightful Home said...

What a great price! I love all of the fine details in the table.

~Mrs. Delightful

Shades of Summer said...

Mrs. Delightful - I agree, the price was what made me even consider the table. I find myself glancing over at the table every time I pass the formal living room.

Our Delightful Home said...

Money well spent!

~Mrs. Delightful