Our living room is nowhere near being finished. Why is it that everything takes longer than I think it will? I’ve run out of paint, nails, tape, and even tiny things like screws. All at different times, which means multiple trips to the hardware store. So frustrating! But I am sloooowly making progress. Today I finished up a side table. It is going to hold the mountains of piano/guitar/French horn books that seem to migrate to the middle of the room every single day. Can’t wait to have a place big enough to hold them all!!!
I had great success spray painting my last end table, so I decided to try again. First I sanded all the flat surfaces. The door had so many small spaces that I just used Liquid Sandpaper so I wouldn’t have to try and sand all those teeny grooves.
I didn’t even use the primer because I was curious how it would turn out. It took a few more coats of paint, but it still looked great in the end. I used Krylon black satin finish spray paint. I sanded all the edges to distress it, then I added a couple layers of wipe on polyurethane. If you want all the details, check out my spray painting furniture tutorial.
After I painted the wood, I decided to update the hardware. It was brass and totally yucky looking. I scrubbed it with steel wool to remove all the built up goo that was on it. After that, I spray painted everything with Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze.
Love that stuff!!
Here is my newly refinished table:
This is the first piece of furniture I’ve made-over that wasn’t solid wood. The door is some kind of plastic, and the top is some kind of laminate. But after the magic of spray paint, you can’t even tell. I’m very pleased with how it turned out. And it cost less than $15 including the spray paint. Woohoo!!