Monday, May 18, 2009

Paint Project # 1

We have had this little table forever...it has been a fish tank stand...stereo stand....catch all table...etc.....I pulled it our of the storage shed on Thursday and gave it a new life once again......

sprayed it with Kilz Oil Base primer.......
then painted it with a off white semi gloss paint.......

and here you have it...once again back in the house......

love how it turned out...I just went shopping in my shed and it didn't cost me anything...even had the paint.....

topped it with a few little treasures......
love how it looks at night.....

cute little cut out on the legs......

tomorrow paint project # 2....
Have a wonderful day...
Hugs,
Mo :-)
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I use Kilz Oil Base Primer spray...it really sticks to the wood....and it is just easier than painting it on because it is oil base....no mess to clean up....then I lightly sand it with 00 or 000 sand paper just to make it smooth.....I use a paint brush to paint the final coat of latex paint ...it usually only takes one coat.....then lightly sand it again...very simple and very easy.....

18 comments:

Forever Vintage said...

Aren't those the best deals!..the ones we find in our own backyard. I wish I had time to finish a few thing that I have on the go. Do you spraypaint most of your items or use a brush?

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Lovely transformation. It sure became perfect for all those displays you have. It's as if the brown-looking desk didn't exist at all! :-)

Tracy said...

It looks absolutely lovely! I love fixing things up and making them treasures.:)

Lee Laurie said...

I love your little table! It looks so much better painted white. I love the cut outs on the sides. I need to go shopping out in my shed. I have a lot of things out there that I need to get busy on!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Beautiful as always, your blog posts are always inspiring. Don't you just love playing, and re-arranging and re-purposing all your treasures? I know I do. Your table looks lovely!!
♥ Teresa

Federica said...

Your table looks lovely! All the details are so pretty!
Hugs
Federica

Shabby Kim said...

What a lovely transformation. The table looks so shabby chic now with all of your pretty treasures diplayed on it. I love that rose striped hinged box you have displayed on top. I have two just like it. One in pink and one in green that I found at HomeGoods. I have the green one on my coffee table in the living room and it works great for hiding the remote controls, etc.

Hope you have a great week Mo..

Kim

Jennifer said...

I have a pretty old table very similar to that one stuck away somewhere.... You have inspired me!
Our weather's turned a little cooler so what a great time to get out and work on turning something ordinary into a beauty?!!
Yours is FABULOUS!
Blessings
Jennifer

mishebe said...

love the lace on it too. mishelle

bananas. said...

ha! dave almost took that for our apartment on lorena. i bet your glad he didn't.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Mo! this looks great! I really like how you "dressed it up" as well.

Bo said...

Hi Mo...It's great to be back from my bloggy break that almost broke us...$$$...and thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog. Just look how cute that table turned out...you have such a flair for decorating! I've missed visiting your blog & I hope to go back & read the posts I've missed..
;-) Bo

debi @ life in my studio said...

Love that sweet little table! It's alot more fun to 'remake' something than to spend the money buying new.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Beautiful re-do and thank you for the painting tips. I've been dragging my feet on some paint projects... ☺ Diane

Linda said...

Got a cute new life, good job.
Love your pretty vignette on it too.
Linda

Joyce said...

Both of these pieces turned out great, though I would've had a hard time covering up those pretty roses! I have to get that primer. Sounds like it makes a big difference. I'm not real big on painting pieces like that, but yours turned out gorgeous. I love all your lace and crystal. Everything is so pretty!!

Stephenie said...

The transformation is just stunning..I love how you have it decorated..That lace you used is soooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Stephenie

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Now that table is cute, something like that can fit into any place. I have never used oil paint on anything, you got me thinking.. Great job Mo!