Guess what I have for you today?! If you guessed a painted furniture project, you are starting to see the pattern! Updating ugly old furniture with paint and giving it a new life truly is my passion.
This little end table came to me when a friend texted me, “You don’t want a blonde wooden night stand with a laminate top, do you?”
Welllll, when you put it that way, how can I resist?? I asked for a picture, and she sent one with this comment. “Kind of plain. Drawer pull is missing.” To which I said, “I can do something with it!”
So, here’s what I did. I just happened to have a new-to-me priming product called Slick Stick that I was itching to try out. On a slippery or shiny finish, it is supposed to give paint a surface to cling to for good adhesion.
First, I gave the table a very light hand sanding with a 220-grit sanding pad. Then I scrubbed it with a Scotchbrite green pad and warm water, and dried it with paper towels. There were no repairs needed, so it was ready for its makeover.
Slick Stick is a thick white product, and it dried white as well. I was anticipating that it would dry clear, so that’s something to be aware of, especially when painting a dark color on top. I used a flat 2 inch synthetic brush to apply an even coat over everything. I even painted the little brass foot cover thingies.
For paint, I initially chose a pastel blue-green color called Sea Glass. But after painting one coat, I changed my mind. Someone suggested black on my Facebook page, and I couldn’t get that out of my head. So I switched course and painted a couple coats of Caviar black.
Since it was “kind of plain”, like my friend said, I wanted to do a few things to bling it up. I had one brushed brass ring pull leftover from the blue-gray end table project. It gives a perfect feminine touch against the black, don’t you think?
I was also itching to use this turquoise color I’ve never used before, called Mermaid Tail. The inside of a drawer is the perfect place for a colorful surprise!
The finishing touch was the “Farmhouse” enamel tote that fit perfectly in the bottom cavity. It came from one of my favorite stores, Hobby Lobby.
As a top coat, I rubbed on a coat of black wax. It provides a nice sheen and richness, and adds a little protection.
- Laminate end table (gifted)
- Slick Stick
- Mermaid Tail
- Synthetic brush (mini)
- Black wax
- Hardware (similar)
- Farmhouse caddy (similar)
Look at what a difference a little paint and cute accessories make!
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