Saturday, 8 February 2014

End Table Makeover; I'm Challenging Myself, 3 Pieces of Furniture in 10 Days; Piece #1

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I bought this little end table many years ago.  It looked like it was in great shape at the time, I didn't even have to refinish it.  Before long I found out that the seller had just sprayed it with some sort of finish, lacquer or varnish or something.  It wasn't long before it started to lift off.  Although I continued to use it, it has been a mess for a good many years.  The wood is nothing special, no beautiful grain, so I decided to paint it.


I easily sanded the varnish off the top, and just lightly sanded the legs.


I painted it with Zinser 123 primer.  I have to admit, I almost changed my mind and painted it white. But I had already decided to go bold, so I went ahead a stuck with the plan.


I hate washing paint brushes, so I have been known to brush as much paint out as possible and then just use it in a new colour.  That's what I did in this case, I knew that it was going to take a few coats anyway so I didn't see a problem with using my white brush in the red paint.  As hard as I work sometimes, I can be pretty lazy, ha ha.  It's definitely hot pink at the moment.


One more coat I and got the red that I wanted.
Now to antique it with a little black,
and voila, here it is, a quick little makeover.  My goal is 3 pieces of furniture in 10 days, we will see.






I shared this project at:

Primitive and Proper






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9 comments:

  1. How did you antique it with the black and what color red did you use? I *LOVE* this color!!

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    1. Thanks for your comments. I used "Red Letter Day" by Beautitone flat wall paint and topped it with Minwax "Ebony" stain and quickly wiped off as much as I could.

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  2. Very nice. Inspires me to refinish an old dresser I have had since I was little.

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  3. I'm with mzklever. What is the info on your red (type, name, brand)? And what did you use for the black?
    From your fellow Canadian,
    Cathy (London, ON)

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    1. Thanks Cathy, sorry it took so long to get this info for you. I used "Red Letter Day" Beautitone wall paint, flat finish. Minwax "Ebony" stain for the black.

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    2. Hi, not to worry! Am just glad to get the info. I'm sure you're quite busy.
      Cathy

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  4. Very pretty! Red just makes the whole thing pop against the grey sofa.

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  5. looks amazing! i love the antiqued finish!

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