Hey ya'll! Remember Sarah Mae's idea of learning 12 New Things? Well my first month is up and my new thing for September is a goodwill transformation. Sarah has had a really crazy month and hasn't posted the link up yet, but I figured I might as well post my little project anyway. I will link up when she does!
My hubby found this loverly little end table...thingy....on the side of the road and brought it home for me! It wasn't exactly what I had in mind for our guest room but it was FREE!
The top had some pretty good water marks and the "wood" was peeling off in a few places too.
Flash was on in this pic....that's why it looks so much lighter....
This beast was that lovely wood-grain laminate so I gave it a REALLY good sanding with some 220 grit paper. I've read that some people had trouble getting the paint to adhere so I wanted to make sure mine turned out the first time!
Then I gave it a reaaaaallly good coat of Zinsser Bullseye primer. This helps the paint to adhere to the cabinet.
When that was dry, I gave it three LIGHT coats of Rustoleum flat black....cause I loooooove all things flat black. From what I've read, things go a lot better if you do lots of light coats instead of one really heavy one. I also used some leftover nickel spray paint to paint the hinges and handles.
And that's it! I have a feeling I should have done a coat of Minwax to protect it...but I was impatient and wanted to get it into our guest room so I guess we'll see how long it lasts!
Oh and yes, that IS a plastic covering on that lamp shade. That is one of the little lamps I picked up at the thrift store sans light shade so I'm trying out one I found at Wal-mart. I can't decide if it's the right size...too big? Maybe? Help!