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Vintage furniture + Spray Paint = New

2013 for what it's worth-jeannie
I found this little table from a 1980’s project stashed in a corner covered with “stuff”.  I almost set it by the curb but a second inspection led me to update it for my bedroom redo.  That will be coming in a post soon.  Meanwhile this is how I changed 1980 to 2013 in just over an hour.
First I took the table outside and removed the cobwebs, then sanded lightly all over.  I used a kitchen towel to remove all the dust and shook a can of Krylon Ivory Satin paint until the beads inside sounded like they were moving freely.  The first coat was light and ready for a second coat in 10 minutes.  A second coat covered it just fine, so I let it sit for a almost an hour of curing.  It is 99 degrees outside, so that went really well.  Once I felt like it was pretty dry, I used a heavy grit sand paper to rough up the table top.  That’s it!  What do you think?
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10 comments:

  1. I, personally, love spray paint to the moon and back. It is wonderful stuff and can change the mood of an entire room. Going from oak to black or white just makes things look so updated.
    Love your table....great job.
    over from Daily Cup

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    1. I completely agree. I'm tackling the lamps next. (I already did the kitchen ceiling fixtures) :)

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  2. Somehow, me and spray paint always end up having an argument over how much paint I want on something. (It's probably due to my shaky hands, but I think the paint might be stubborn too....) I love the look of this table!

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    1. The secret to usinng spray paint is several thin coats of paint. Thin enough that the first coat shows the original finish through it. Wait 10 minutes between each coat. It may take anywhere between 2-4 or 5 coats for a smooth non drippy finish, but it will look just great.

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  3. Cute! Glad you decided to redo it and not abandon it by the wayside. lol! I have been spraying a few things lately too. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  4. What an awesome transformation! I absolutely love spray pain. It can fix anything and make it look brand new. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend. Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Love the interesting shape of this table! And the new paint color gives it great life. Thanks so much for sharing at All Things Pretty. Pinning to my furniture redo board.

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  7. I've never thought to use spray paint on furniture, great tip

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  8. Wow what a difference! It's amazing what spray paint will do!

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