Hola friends, this is a great day for the Red Sox to win the World Series, isn’t it?????? I think so!
The other day I told you about how I’m obsessed with our paint sprayer and wish I had bought it years ago. I’ve used it to paint our deck spindles and railing, garage doors, front door, some of the exterior trim and a few pieces of furniture.
Last winter I found this little side table at the Habitat Restore that is near my son’s school. Whenever I have a few minutes to kill between pickups and dropoffs I pop in there. In addition to furniture the restore has oodles of castoff doors, hardware, even trim. You never know what you might find!
When my husband saw it he said, “WHY? WHY, honey? Can’t we just buy new furniture like normal people?” But can I just tell you how HEAVY this little table is? It is SOLID wood. Ever since I started perusing furniture thrift stores, I am truly amazed at the difference in quality between some of the new furniture that is in popular, trendy stores today, and old pieces that are solidly constructed of REAL WOOD. And hi, it was $10. I couldn’t leave it.
Plus I like finding pieces that have a little character. And this one had “character” all right.
Here it is today, still with her imperfections, but a little more polished.
I stripped the finish off the top piece because it was peeling off already, then sanded the whole table. After priming and painting every nook and cranny with the sprayer, I brushed on gold acrylic craft paint (which sadly, doesn’t photograph well). The gold interior is my favorite part of this piece! It’s not in-your-face but gives this piece a little *SHA-ZAM* and personality!
I Rub n Buffed the original hardware, which I think is so pretty, and still need to clean up that line where the gold meets the black with a gold paint pen (please remind me not to use blue painters tape ever again, the bleed through makes me crazy!)