Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Silver Table Make-Over

Sometime last week in the process of getting ready/ going crazy, planning for the craft fair this weekend - I realized that I could potentially use some of the furniture I already owned (much better than having to buy foldaway things and find out where to keep them later).

So if you remember the lovely (cute, but ugly stained, dirty and gross) table I misguidedly spray painted silver last year - it was the piece of furniture that got the make over...

This is what it looked like before it was silver... lies, I don't have that picture. But it was a cream color that was all stained yellow...

Then silver, it was shiny and turned your hands silver when you touched it... not awesome, when I moved into my current apartment I covered it with a scarf and hid it in a corner.

Then I painted it (notice my professional old sheets and paper plate system)... with the same white paint that has come in handy for the entertainment center and dresser I use in my craft area. It's amazing what a 7.00 can of paint can do, with an equally expensive can of Poly finish (water based, water based, water based... the oil  based poly will turn your white a bright pastel Easter egg yellow).

The skirt is stapled onto the sides and back, it's hemmed on all sides for a nice finish... the front is on a tension rod so that it can slide open. 

**So the moral of the story is, there is a good chance that you will take something and make it uglier before making it cute - there is potential in every piece of furniture, and it's usually quite easy to find!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so jealous! It really did turn out fantastic for your second go round. I have some awful furniture I've been thinking about redoing soon. Perhaps I'll have a similar post in the future



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