What a difference paint can make!By Mary
Two weeks ago, as the Thanksgiving holiday was approaching, I wanted to quickly refresh an old table that was originally in my grandmother’s house. It had been through many moves and various uses. Nails and screws were used to hold it together over the years. This quick re-do really only took about 3 hours and made such a difference.
This is the pieces before sanding.
With a few supplies picked up at the local big box store the project cost under $10.00 (not including the stone remnant top).
Originally I planned to have a rustic rub-through look, so I did not apply a primer. I sanded the piece and thoroughly cleaned off any of the dust. After painting three coats I liked the grey painted finish so much I decided not to sand down the edges for a rustic effect. Thinking I would refurbish this piece before we left NC, I had our favorite NC stone fabricator Granitops cut a granite remnant top to fit. Thanks Alex!
Here is the finished piece with left-over “sample” ceramic drawer pulls.
It looks mighty fine in its new spot.
When doing a project like this it can be a hard or as easy as you make it. There or no rights or wrongs EXCEPT not prepping the surface thoroughly by sanding and/or priming!
Play with a discarded or an older piece you may have around and see what you can create. Smaller refreshed pieces make great Christmas gifts! Spray paints can also be a quick fix!
Show me your re-styled pieces!
All the best this week!
Mary Sherwood Lifestyles
Working with you to create your lifestyle!