Tiny Yellow Table Makeover/
This is my first foray into the world of painting furniture.
I pin lots of amazing furniture transformations but get a bit overwhelmed with the vast array of paints people use: milk, chalk, latex, oil based, eggshell..... then there is wax and varnish and sealer.... I'm also pinning hints and tips whenever I come across them! I would love to get to grips with it all as I have a few pieces that REALLY need an update.
For now though, I am really happy with this little transformation.
A friend at work was getting rid of a lot of furniture as they moved house and downsized dramatically. She gave me this little pale yellow table. I guess it's an end table, I'm not sure what else to call it. It's a foot square and happened to be exactly the right size for an awkward little space in our hall.
Perfect height and size but not really the look I was going for. I had the original owners permission - "It's your table now so you can do what you like with it."
It is not wood, it's a sort of coated MDF material so I thought spray paint would not be inappropriate.
I took off the little scroll bits at the top of the legs, They were just decorative and popped off really easily when I prised then with a screwdriver.
I then lightly sanded the whole thing and gave it several coats of yellow spray paint.
This one is just an inexpensive multi-purpose gloss paint from B&Q (a massive UK DIY chain) I can't say how many coats as I kind of did it in stages, giving it time to dry then turning it over to do another section. I guess each bit got at least 3 coats in the end.
The finished table is exactly what I was hoping for, bright, modern and a nice splash of colour in a room which is just a white box otherwise.
The plant is a Prayer Plant and it sort of folds itself up once it gets dark which is pretty cool. It likes a shady spot according to the label and this little corner is bright but not in any direct sunlight so hopefully it will be happy here.
We had a simple dark wood framed IKEA mirror from the old house in the hall hanging by the front door.
The mirror was sealed into the frame so I couldn't just take it out to paint. I just covered the mirror over with sheets of scrap paper and decorators tape then gave it several coats of the same spray paint.
Now we just need a new yellow door mat, to paint the old coat stand to match and some art for wall with touches of yellow... why is it sometimes getting a job done creates a load more jobs to do?
For a first furniture makeover I'm really pleased. The yellow is soft but bright and I don't feel like I've wrecked a beautiful antique with a can of spray paint!
I'll be linking up to all these great link parties, why not go and have a look!