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How to spray paint old furniture
Check out this quick and easy tutorial on how to spray paint your furniture into the 21st century!

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  • How to make a painted table. How To Spraypaint Furniture - Step 1
    Step 1

    I bought this table years ago at Home Goods. It looked nice in my apartment, but we are going for a more modern and clean look in our house. I decided to try my hand at spray painting to see if I could transform this table into something that we could use in our new home.

  • How to make a painted table. How To Spraypaint Furniture - Step 2
    Step 2

    I decided to use Rust-Oleum Gloss White spray paint and 150 and 220 grain sand paper. I used two different grain sandpapers because the top portion of the table is wood and the decorative side and legs are metal. I used the 220 grain on the wood because it is more fine and the 150 on the metal to ensure that it was sufficiently sanded. (My husband suggested this, obviously).

  • How to make a painted table. How To Spraypaint Furniture - Step 3
    Step 3

    Here is a close up of the wood top and metal decorative side.

  • How to make a painted table. How To Spraypaint Furniture - Step 4
    Step 4

    I sanded the top, sides and legs and made sure that I got into all the nooks and cranny's.

  • How to make a painted table. How To Spraypaint Furniture - Step 5
    Step 5

    I then rinsed off the table and washed everything with some dish soap to make sure that there was no dust or grease on the table. I left it outside to dry in the sun for about an hour.

  • How to make a painted table. How To Spraypaint Furniture - Step 6
    Step 6

    I decided to spray the underside of the table first and then flip it over and spray the top. It took about 2 or 3 coats to fully cover the whole table. This was my first time using the Rust-Oleum spray paint, and I didn't love how the sprayer worked. It was actually kind of hard to hold the button down and spray accurately. Regardless, I (with a little help from Eric) managed to finish the table.

  • How to make a painted table. How To Spraypaint Furniture - Step 7
    Step 7

    I love the way it came out. I also added a new, white lampshade (from Target) to update the look of the lamp. Overall, this rehab cost me about $6 for the spray paint.

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