January 7, 2013

Console Table

Console Table 

Few months back I got this awesome little console table from CraigsList for $15, not bad I would say, because earlier I saw exactly same table on Craigslist for $40. Here's before photo, I don't own a good camera so my photos have been taken with my iPhone.

Our rental duplex has very white walls, that is the reason why I wanted to add some color and why not do it with furniture . I decided to paint it bright turquoise color just to add a little pop.  Originally I wanted the table by the main door downstairs, but then changed my mind and have placed it in the living room by the door where I can put my mail, keys and hubby's things from his pocket : )
To get my project going my sweet hubster prepared an area in the garage, then wearing face mask I got the table sanding.
Because I have never tried to do something like this before I figured that it's best to unscrew the legs: for better sanding and a paint job.

The next step was to prime it, I used Zinsser Cover Stain primer, I heard that it was one of the best out there.  Once the primer was dry I sanded the whole thing by hand with 200 sand paper. 

Paint that I chose was by Valspar, forgot the color name, but it sure did add some color to my living room.
I wanted the table to have a good coverage that is why I used 2 coats of paint. I have sanded in between of each coat. Then I decided to distress it a bit to make it slightly cooler : ) for this step I used 200 sanding paper.

After talking to my sister in-law Jen I realized that I should have taken more photos of the whole process. Don't worry, that will change in the future posts : ) 

Here's finished product.

Look at that cute drawer knob, got it from Lowe's. 

My final step of this project was to seal the top of the table, because it will have lots of wear. One of the Lowe's workers recommended Valspar Clear Sealer.  If you ever planning on using spray sealer make sure that you have a good face mask and the area that you are working in is well ventilated, because it does have a strong smell. 

Here you can see the top nice and glossy!
P.S. don't you just love that little vase : ) my brother in-law David made it form me in his ceramic class.

Let me know what you think of this little transformation.

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