My inspiration from this page.
|The before. Two traditional cherry wood end tables.|
|Supplies including the best toffee decaf latte ever.|
|I cut 6 inches from each leg using a handsaw. The end tables were too high to serve as a coffee table. |
Left: After cut and sand. Right: The before.
I used a power sander to roughen up all the surfaces then vacuumed and cleaned each table.
|I painted in the park just steps from home.|
This is after the first coat of primer. Looks terrible, doesn't it?
|After the first coat of white semi-gloss spray paint.|
|The advantage to painting in my nearby park - seeing the sunset against palm trees.|
|5 hours later, the tables are on their final dry phase.|
Fast recap. It took me:
- 5 hours
- 2 cans of primer
- 4 cans of white semi-gloss
- 2 calls to my Dad in Illinois (thanks Dad!)
- 5 trips to the hardware store (thankfully it's just two short blocks away)
Park Perk: It was fun to talk with neighbors that stopped by and people walking their dogs. Everyone was so nice, helpful and encouraging! One neighbor who I just met helped me carry the tables back home - how nice!
"I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.”
Click here for an update showing the addition of the paint samples.