Hi friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. This morning I wanted to share with you one of my most recent furniture makeovers. I recently re-arranged our living room layout and had been looking for 2 matching console tables to flank on either side of our window. There were a few online that I loved, but to purchase two would have been a little pricey. Especially once you factor in shipping and taxes.
I eventually ran into a pair of bamboo console tables at our local Ross. The first time I saw them, I hated them. But after a few times around the store, I went back to take a second look. I still hated them, but saw potential. At $49 a piece, I finally ended up bringing them home in hopes of a beautiful transformation. And I must say, I LOVE them now. Amazing what a little paint can do:)
Excuse the terrible iPhone pic, but here is the table right before I began to paint. There are two tables I had to paint, and I'll just say this... the first attempt did not go over too well! When I started the project, I thought it would just take 1-2 coats of a white spray paint. Well, I was WRONG. I'm a furniture painting pro, so I was shocked when the project didn't go my way. The stain kept seeping through the spray paint and would turn the white paint to brownish color. It was awful. I even started sanding a few areas to see if it would help... it didn't.
So after realizing the spray paint wasn't going to work, I decided to try another approach. Although it was going to take a long time, I was going to brush paint the tables. It took about 4 coats (at least) but eventually the brown no longer seeped through. Brushing on the paint for some reason worked better than the spray paint. I'm not too sure why, but hey, it worked!
After all that hard work (and a LOT of paint), I'm super happy with the end result. The project might have taken me much longer than anticipated, but I think it was well worth it!
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