It has two drawers... I had just already taped on of them off when I took the photos.
The top was especially bad... red paint splatters and totally scratched up.
So, in this blog... the lady talks about not really doing any sanding. I love this philosophy.... I HATE SANDING! But I did sand the top down just a bit... It was in horrible shape. The day I really wanted to get started on the project, it was raining... SO... because I can't wait to do anything... I taped drop cloths all around my front porch and did the priming there. I used KILZ primer... no sanding... and it worked like a dream. Two days later... after it stopped raining and I was able to track down the right color spray paint... I took it out back and sprayed the heck out of it this lovely green color. I used Krylon paint... the blog suggests that you use the standard Krylon, but I used some latex version because it was the only green I liked. It wasn't the best paint (because it's better for you and the environment actually), but it did work in the end. After the green, I took it inside and did a glazing technique on it. I have never done this before, but it was indeed easy (as promised on the blog) and it turned out STUNNING! Here are some after photos:
What do you think?
Worth the $4.99 price tag and the paint costs for sure.
Looks good... and the cats like it too... good outdoor viewing.
Now I need to find some good handles for the drawers... I am thinking something like this:
My problem has been being able to find the right size... I am keeping my eyes open and can't wait to finish off the project.
Moral of the story: I LOVE this new trick... if anyone needs/wants a new end table or little piece of furniture to add some character to any room I would totally give this a try... or if you don't want to try... I'd be happy to do it for you... for a fee that is. :)
Happy recycling... ~Erin