I found this unfortunate light oak colored coffee table at goodwill a while ago and thought it would be a perfectly decent table if given a coat of paint. After hanging out in my garage for several months and making friends with the other furniture waiting patiently to be tackled it went from this......
I sanded it then applied a coat of Zinsser OIL based primer. Because I'm SUPER
lazy time efficient I sprayed the legs with the spray variety and rolled the top with the canned version of the primer. You can see in the before shot I forget to snap a pic before I got started and already sprayed the legs.
Then I painted it in a nice semi-gloss black. I like the Behr Ultra from Home Depot. The top took 3 coats. I took the hand sander to give it a distressed look. After that you can see the white primer and if you like that look then you could stop there but I like it to look brown in the distressed spots so I have a stain pen like this:
And I go back over the white with the pen and it magically turns brown! Then I protected the finish with Minwax OIL based Rub on Poly. Hope you like!
I will be putting it for sale in one of my booths but it's still a tiny bit tacky from the poly and want that to completely dry.
Have a FABULOUS weekend! Anyone have any fun plans?