My latest piece for A Slap of Paint was a doozy. It should have been an easy flip, but I botched it big time. Luckily I was able to fix my mistake.
I started with this end table that I picked up from Habitat Restore. I can’t tell you how much I love that place.
To fix this piece up, I removed the table top and sanded the heck out of it.
Then I stained it using a black Varathane stain. I coated the top in poly and set it aside.
I painted the bottom of the piece in navy chalk paint. I mixed the paint myself using Paint Minerals. It turns any flat paint into chalk paint. The best part — you can paint your pieces without sanding them down first. Awesome!!
Two coats later and my piece was painted and beautiful. I wanted to do a layer of protective coating on the piece, and I should have used wax, but I didn’t. I coated the entire piece in polycrylic, effectively ruining the beautiful paint job. See, the polycrylic dried and bubbled and made the whole piece a hot mess.
Once everything was completely dry, I sanded the paint job so I could start fresh.
Thankfully, the second round of navy paint covered beautifully. I didn’t totally mess the whole thing up after all. Phew.
The second time around I waxed the painted portion of the end table down. Right choice.
Even though this was more work than I anticipated, it turned out beautifully.
The knobs were also from restore for $1 a piece. Woo!
2 thoughts on “Before & After: Run-Down End Table”
Great job! I love it!