December 16, 2011

DIY: Project End Table

Cheap and cute is a bit harder to find in the style I like, so I have found that repurposing not so great painted furniture with beautiful lines seems to work best for me. I picked up this blue table at a store in Fredericksburg for under $40! Although it is a fun color and actually probably could have worked for me, I really wanted something neutral.

So, how do you turn the not so perfect into the perfect table for you?

1. Pick up fine gage sandpaper, cheesecloth, primer and the color you wish to paint it.

2. Sand it until it feels smooth, making sure to go along the edges really good. On this table in particular, they had distressed it with a very rough sandpaper, so it took a LONG time for me to get it to where I wanted to paint it. I actually ended up temporarily turning my hands surf blue, so you might want to do the sanding outside if it is a color.

3. Next I used the cheesecloth to go over the piece to pick up what I had sanded off. This also took some time and many packages of cheesecloth.

4. Prime the piece. You may not need to if you don't have such a bright color, but I didn't want to have to redo the project, so it was better safe than sorry.

5. Paint it and voila!


  1. This is beautiful! I could so use your help in furnishing and redecorating my new home- I'll stay tuned to more updates!

    1. Thanks so much-I love talking home decorating, so let me know if you want to chat! I just picked up a coffee table this weekend for $ is beautiful. Maybe I will post it for feedback on if I should leave it distressed or repaint it-I am having a hard time deciding. :)


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