This is a pretty black table, but it wasn’t always so loveable!
To make it easy on my back, I raised the table up onto some old milk crates. I gave the shelves a pretty good sanding with my orbital sander, but you can see I didn’t sand the legs. NOT a fan of sanding turned legs.
I mixed up a small batch of my own chalk paint using Plaster of Paris to use as a primer. I have been doing this a LOT lately. It will stick to anything. I did a couple of light coats, which takes no time at all since it dries so quickly.
I did a light sanding after each coat of the POP chalk paint to get a really smooth final coat.
After the chalk paint (primer) dried, I moved the table to the paint booth. You can see that my paint booth isn’t all that grand. I have one large piece of plastic stapled to the wall, and then it just lays on the floor. I prefer to put my pallet on top of the plastic, while some scrap 1×2’s hold down all the sides to keep the plastic from flying around. (this picture is with the primer only)
I then painted it with my HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer using Behr semi-gloss Beluga. It doesn’t get any easier than that!
I LOVE the finish that I get with my sprayer, especially on the legs!
Who knew there were so many shades of black paint? I don’t think I’ve bought Beluga before, but I LOVE it!
This is the front. That is a faux drawer, and I don’t know whose bright idea it was back in the day to make faux wood grain out of PLASTIC! Personally, if this were my table, I’d turn it around and put the drawer against the sofa or the wall.
Not a great picture, but you can see the great finish on the top and the legs!
I have to tell ya, I love these easy/quick makeovers! Gotta love the power of paint combined with a great paint sprayer.
So, here’s my question…. show the drawer, or turn it around?
disclaimer: HomeRight furnished me with my paint sprayer, all thoughts opinions and words are my own. Your experience may vary.