Thursday, July 18, 2013

Side Table Makeover

This project is one of the ones that I started before I had Troy. I was sitting on my couch in the living room, trying not to melt in this heat and I was looking at my side tables. They were boring white.

I got the tables second-hand and when I first got them, they were a dark wood tone. Not bad, but really not my style and it didn't match with anything. So I painted them white.

Not bad, just not interesting.

I picked up some spray paint with primer built right in (awesome stuff!) in a mustard yellow colour and got to work. First I cleaned off all the fingerprints and stains that had accumulated. Even though all the prep work isn't very exciting, it will leave you with a nicer product at the end.

Unfortunately, one of the cans that I picked up decided it was the exploding kind and proceeded to pour huge amounts of paint all over my hands any time I pressed on the nozzle. And let me tell you, spray paint is not easy to get off!

I was originally going to give the table two days to sit and cure but I went into labour instead and it ended up curing for a week. The tables only took two coats of spray paint.

And here is the finished product:

I love how it brightens everything up in the room. 
Eventually I want to change the wall colour to Benjamin Moore Nimbus, but the will be a massive job since it's basically painting half our house... with two toddlers and a newborn to watch at the same time. I'm trying to decide if I'm  crazy enough. In the meantime, I'll look at my "new" side tables and smile.

Have you been up to any painting projects lately? What colours are you loving? 


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