I was out enjoying the paint fumes, I mean sunshine and fresh air this past weekend trying to clear up a few more projects to get my 100Things2Do list down to 99 or 98.
I have several side tables, night stands, accent tables – smaller projects that I can turn out in a day or two including drying time, so I thought I’d get a few of those done.
First up, this tiny little table:
You can see on the leg that it was once a dark brown laminate – but I let the girls paint with me once in awhile – so its first makeover was done by Miss Chloe.
I have to sand almost all of the pieces down a fair bit before I can do my painting, so adding a coat or two of blue, pink and purple isn’t that much more work. Plus, it’s nice to have them around when I’m working.
Because it had a laminate top and I’m assuming MDF underneath, I really couldn’t sand this one down too much – you don’t want to pull up the veneer or the whole thing is a write off.
Instead I used a paint and primer in one and did about 4 coats with a light sanding in between each.
It’s just an adhesive vinyl decal so that I can sell it like this, or remove it and sell it as a plain table – or if people like the poppy, I can always sponge around/through the decal like a stencil and make it permanent with paint.
Isn’t it cute?
I’m thinking a glossy version of the same paint so that the poppy underneath would be a subtle matte version.
Not that Chloe’s initial rendition wasn’t much cuter.
I’ll show you the nightstands soon.
Have a great one!
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