I know I talk a lot about how great something could be with a "quick" paint job. Well I thought I would show you how true that can be! I am in the process of sprucing up my formalish living room and wanted a quick and impactful change. I had an old table from Bombay Company (I don't think they are in business anymore). I wasn't feeling the dark wood. After seeing Nicole's transformation here and loving the inspiration for her transformation here, I thought I would go for it!
Here is the before:
And the After!!!
I am really LOVING my new side table. I was able to do most of it during my favorite time of day...NAP TIME! (or is it "daddy's home" time, or maybe 5:00 when its appropriate to pour a glass of wine) I kid...I REALLY DO LOVE hanging out with my kids.
Here are my supplies:
The table itself was a pretty dark wood so I just left that alone. If you are doing this and have a light colored "shell" you could always stain it with a dark stain or paint it dark brown.
I got pretty lazy and did not sand my drawers. I used Zinsser cover stain primer OIL based paint. It says on the label it sticks to all surfaces without sanding and I can vouch for that. I applied it with a sponge brush then lightly sanded when dry to get rid of some of the brush strokes. If there were not grooves on the drawers I would have applied it with a roller to avoid all brush marks. Then I spray painted them with Rustoleum semi gloss white. I purchased both of these things at Home Depot. For extra protection I may poly...who am I kidding. I already put the pulls on...for extra protection I should, but probably won't, poly the drawers.
So there you go! Hopefully some inspiration to go buy something second hand and turn it into something incredible! Ooooo, wouldn't this look so great on the pedestal table from yesterdays post!
I'm linking to this party!