Saturday, August 10, 2013

Painted End Table


Well here's my second furniture project!! I bought this beauty at Goodwill for $8!! 

Here's what you'll need: 
Gloves
Eye Protection
Sponge
Cloth
Old Towel
Plastic Tray
Sponge brush
Small brush (depending on the piece of furniture)
Tarp
Paint


Steps:
  1. Lay the tarp under the piece of furniture. 
  2. Remove the knobs. 
  3. Follow the directions on the back of the TSP bottle. My directions said to pour the TSP in a plastic tray. Use the sponge to rub the TSP on the furniture. Let the TSP sit for about 5 minutes, and then clean off the TSP using an old towel. The purpose of the TSP is to clean the furniture and help prepare it for painting. Also, be sure to wear gloves and eye protection for safety when using TSP.
  4. Prime the piece of furniture using Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer (you may need two coats of primer, but be sure to let the first coat dry before painting the second coat). I used a sponge brush over the flat surfaces, but I needed a small regular brush for the groves/carvings. 
  5. Using a cute color, paint two to three coats on your furniture. Let each coat dry for about 5-6 hours before painting another coat on top. 
  6. Put the knobs back in place or buy some new knobs to update the piece even more. 

You're done!! What a cute little piece!! This process isn't the best way to redo furniture, but it's definitely the easiest!! 

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