Monday, November 15, 2010

End Table Makeover {in yellow}

 This table cost me $7 dollars at Goodwill. Of course- it had potential!
 I found it back in June and finally found time to finish it!  yay!
Thanks to advice and inspiration from All Things Thrifty Home, I am happy with the end result.


 I could not find a color of yellow I liked. So I decided to experiment and use machinery spray paint from Ace in Caterpillar Yellow Gloss. It worked and it was the perfect color!So in this case- I'm glad I took the risk and experimented with this paint.  The hardware was spray painted with Krylon oil rubbed bronze in Satin.

Simple steps are: clean it; prime it- we always you Bin Zinsser spray primer. It is a little more expensive than the primer you brush on-but  it is worth it.
After that dries, we spray painted the yellow. The trick with this table (half plastic and half wood) was waiting and waiting. I used about 2 cans of spray paint maybe a little bit less- and coated to twice-but I had to wait 5 days in between for the paint to cure.

 

If you want to do the glazing- adding the black into the cracks- refer to this post. It was a huge help! I bought the Faux Glaze from Ralph Lauren (about $14 for a pint that lasts forever- as you only need a little) and then I added some to an old pint of black paint. This part was very messy. I would put it on with a rag, and then using an old toothbrush, I brushed it into the cracks and grooves. Then I wiped it off with another rag and let it dry. If I thought there was too much, I used a rag with a little water on it, and wiped the extra off. It isn't perfect but good enough- since it was my first glazing job!


 And here it is in the room instead of in the garage:
I hope it doesn't look like the sun and a rainbow got together and threw up. That is not the look I was going for. Hopefully it will all come together and look nice.  I have 2 more tables and many other projects in the works. Let me know what you think- and if you have done some furniture -refinishing lately- please share- I'd love to take a peek!!

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5 comments:

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

The color is perfect! I love it!

Mrs. M @ TLC said...

beautiful transformation. Love it!

michelle's 10 things said...

Thank-you for sharing the SUPER EASY Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. I have made them several times, and saw them here-first. (I posted them on my blog with your blog.)

Kirsten said...

Thank you for participating in the blog hop! Your craft is great. We also wanted to let you know that your project will be featured in a special "blog hop recap" newsletter that will mail on the 24th. Thanks again!

Kirsten
Editor, FaveCrafts
kkwon@primecp.com

donna said...

I think it is Beautiful! I have almost the SAME table in my living room. It needs an update-wanna do another one? Just a Beautiful job!!