The husband and I are finally moving into our very own house! With a yard! We couldn't close on the house for several months, so we are staying with my parents this summer to fill the gap. I can't wait to get started on the house and have the decorating itch in a bad way. Until I can get my hands on the house, I decided to work away at some furniture rehab to help satisfy the urge.
These end tables look antique, but they were actually a newer hand-me-down from my Mom. I wish I had a before photo, but they were basically medium toned wood with a bunch of water marks on the top.
This was a really easy project! After removing the hardware and taping off the drawers, I scuffed them on with some medium grain sandpaper and cleaned the dust off. Next, it was Krylon to the rescue! I applied a coat of grey primer, followed by a couple of coats of Blue Ocean Breeze. I am going to let the paint cure for 48 hours before I reattached the hardware and move them.
I have gone back and forth on whether to distress the tables and what to do with the hardware. Now that I see the finished product, I am happy with the finish as is and plan to leave the hardware too. Once we are in the new place, I will post the finished product in our living room.
This is a little preview of another ongoing project. This old coffee table will be transformed into an upholstered bench with the striped fabric. Stay tuned for more on this project...