Believe me when I say I was NOT in the market for an end table when this started. End tables were certainly on my list, but I had plans to finish some other projects before starting yet ANOTHER one. So I was dropping off a donation at Goodwill and something told me I should go in. My kid.
So we meander about, skimming dangerously close to naptime meltdown mode for Baby 2.0. I happened to see an end table sitting on top of several other tables. OH.MY.GOSH. What I really loved about the table were the feet. Oh, and the price tag. $7.50. The thing was solid wood and seemed to be in really good shape. Such shape that, if I wanted to, I could leave the thing as is. But y'all know better.
|Look at this gem shining in the sunlight amongst the disaster that is my garage...|
|Sanded and ready to party|
To keep costs down (my life story), I decided to use paint samples to do this project. I needed something higher quality than craft paint and I didn't really want to use spray paint because of the two color thing I was going for. I'm a Valspar girl, so I went with that. The line for the paint counter was OUT OF CONTROL which allowed me to change my mind about eight times until ultimately I let Child 1.0 pick the paint color. Not kidding. The paint samples were on sale for $1.49 each and there is still a TON of paint left in there.
So the next step was priming. The primer I use is a fast dry (surprise surprise) and I probably did three or so light coats.
|This table is at it's prime! Har har.|
I should mention that I really loved the color of this primer. Enough that I almost considered leaving the legs that color and just painting the top...except it's primer. And it wouldn't match. And it's primer.
Next, paint. I found this small, weird roller in one of the garage cabinets and then grabbed a foundation brush that I've been using as a paintbrush and got to work. Ready to see the color?!
|This is after one coat...|
|Coat #3...I also spy Child 1.0's legs...|
|Probably really hard to see. Just imagine it, ok?|
So the next time you come over, ask me where I bought my table and act surprised when I say I made it. Because seriously, look at it.