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Making an old table look a little less dated
I shop at thrift stores and junk shops religiously. Every Friday and Saturday, I go to my usual haunts to see what I can find. Lately, I have been acquiring furniture for the house I'm moving into in June.

This table was $40 at a junk shop. It came with a 48-inch glass top which was too nice to pass up. The base, however, was bentwood and someone had very-poorly painted the original wood color with a thin coat of ugly ivory. I thought it was dirty white until I cleaned it off only to realize it wasn't white and dirty, it was just ivory and ugly.

Luckily it didn't need any sanding, so I got to go right at it with paint & primer in one! It took me a can and a half of spray paint to get an even, dark matte black. The woven "shelf" part was tough to get paint in all the nooks and crannies, but I was diligent (and heavy) with my paint application there. All in all, I am pleased with the outcome.

Posted by Monika Gottindottir from Worthington, Minnesota, United States • Published See Monika Gottindottir's 255 projects »

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