Friday, July 16, 2010

Before and after side table

Whenever i paint anything i always wonder whether i or not i need to prime and whether or not i need to sand... my husband would say i don't need to do either and he is usually right but i always get nervous before i paint furniture.

This is what i started with...

I sanded it down a little just to make sure the paint would soak in. Then i painted a coat of white with some paint i had left over from my dresser redo, and i was originally planning on painting it white. As i was painting the first coat i realized that the paint was sticky and thick so i just did one coat and decided to run to Lowes to see if i could get a small thing of white paint to finish the second coat. 

While i was there i was talking to my dad on the phone and he suggested to just add some water to my white paint since it was water based, which actually worked. But while i was there i found some reduced paint. It was paint that someone had mixed and ended up not liking the color, i guess... Well i found a reduced creamy white color and a grey/blue/green color, $1.50 each!! shoot YEA!! So i bought them both and decided to get by a little daring and mix them. 

So i poured them into a large mason jar i had and shook away, well hubs shook away :)

Here is the finished product. I'm thinking about sanding down the edges to give it a worn look, what do you think?

I got some pulls from Hobby Lobby 50% off!

Project breakdown
Side table- $4.00
Paint- $3.00
Pulls- $4.50

Project total- $11.50


l.caroline said...

Looks great! I am loving your ideas.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it is so cute, alaina! i like it as is and don't think it needs distressing. the glass knobs are just the right touch. thanks for sharing at my first party!


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