Last weekend I was de-cluttering our garage when I spotted a nest of tables that I had totally forgotten about. They were tucked at the back of some boxes and were collecting dust. On closer inspection I remembered why they were in the garage - they're ugly. Handy, yes but such an unsightly shade of brown. I knew that I wanted to refurbish them but I loathe sanding. I think it is the one thing that has held me back from refurbishing some of our other furniture pieces. I decided to Google a way of refurbishing without sanding and came across the magical trick - PRIMER!
This stuff worked like magic...hooray! It cost me $3.50 a can and I purchased two of them. I actually applied two coats on each table because I wanted to be sure it did the job. Each coat dried it less than 10 minutes and I was ready to apply the colour. I decided to use spray paint because I wanted to use an oil paint but didn't want the hassle of using turpentine to clean the brushes. I applied two coats of colour spray - a total of four coats (2 coats primer and 2 coats colour).
I really like how they turned out and the pop of colour adds a warmth that our beige filled room needed.
See the before and after so much better, right?