A while back, when I was looking for a large cabinet to hide our tv, I decided to check out a local antique mall that I hadn’t been to yet. That day, the thrifting gods were definitely on my side. I ended up finding a cabinet for the tv within 5 minutes and then halfway through the store I stumbled across the cutest little table. It was the perfect size for our hallway and I loved the bamboo detail on the legs. Oh, and it was only $30!! At that price, there’s no way I was leaving it behind!
Originally, I wasn’t going to paint over the wood, but after seeing it in our hallway for a while, it was looking a little too drab for me. It needed some color. Today, I’m sharing the before and after of this darling table.
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Overall, the table was in pretty good shape when I got it, just a few nicks here and there, but isn’t it so much better green?? The new color makes our hallway so much brighter, I love it!
Here’s what I used:
Since I was painting over a darker wood, I decided to do two coats of primer before applying the color. Applying primer, especially before painting a darker piece will help reduce the number of coats of color and give you a better overall finish. When I don’t use spray paint on furniture, I always like to use the Wooster Shortcut paint brushes. Out of all of the brushes that I’ve tried, they give the smoothest finish.
Isn’t it amazing what a difference a little paint makes? I love having this little table in our hallway. It brings a little life to an otherwise boring space and is the perfect spot to drop our keys when we get home!
Do you have any pieces in your home that could be reborn with just a coat of paint?