This post has been a long time coming. A few months back, I found a side table out by the curbside and brought it home. When I first saw it, it looked terrible! It was dirty, smelly, and worn. Surprisingly, it was very sturdy, the hardware was in good shape, and had no water damage. Score! I brought it home, gave it a good scrub, brought out my trusty paint brush and paint, and got to it.
Look at this before picture. Poor old, worn out, brown and boring table.
After the good scrub, I removed the hardware and cleaned it up too.
I used the best ever paint, Behr brand, which is a primer and a paint all in one. I really love Behr because I don’t have to sand or prime at all. This paint is a miracle worker. Cuts my time in half, has virtually no odor, dries super fast, and has great coverage. I seriously love this stuff!
This is after only one coat. Seriously awesome! Doesn’t it look so much better already? The color is a beautiful off white shade called Antique White. I really like the light cream tone it has. I love white but not stark white, so this white is perfect for me. It has just the right amount of yellow in it without being too yellow…know what I mean?
This is after the second coat and after it dried. The whole project time was about an hour and a half or so, from start to finish.
I was very happy with how it turned out. This table had great bones, all it needed was a fresh coat of paint and little bit of TLC.
I can’t believe that people throw away perfectly good furniture! That’s fine by me though.
My motto is: your trash, my treasure! Ha!
What kind of treasures have you found by the curbside?
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