I finally finished my craigslist table.
I was so in love with the base and pulls and overall shape and thought a little freshening up would do wonders...
Here is the BEFORE:
The gold base was a bit dingy. It was chippy and had some weird black specks on it.
I initially thought we would use it in our family room but it's a little too fancy for the room my children often mistake as a napkin/bathroom/trash can so I think (tear) I'm going to sell it.
I hate when I look at other bloggers projects and think they look so perfect...that they never make mistakes and all their DIYing goes without a hitch. Well that's not me!!! I'm gonna shoot straight with you:
this table is not perfect.
I did nothing about the chipping gold paint on the base because
I'm lazy I wasn't sure I could solve the problem. I sprayed over it and it really doesn't look bad at all. It doesn't bother me and hopefully it won't bother the future owner (tear). The detail on the top of the table is ever so slightly raised so if you look at it at the right angle you can still see a circular pattern. Just keeping it real!
With all it's imperfections I still love it!
I used black semi gloss paint and protected it with this:
and used this on the pulls and base: