{turquoise end table}

posted on: Sunday, October 3, 2010

I believe in finding things cheap. I mean really cheap. It doesn't matter how ugly the piece is, I enjoy the adventure of making it into something cool. This table for example came from the thrift store. I managed not only to score this table, but to kids chairs, and a sweet yellow chair which has now found a home in my bedroom.

this table was a bit rickety and had a sticky funk stuck to the top of it, but I knew with a little spray paint and some tender lovin' care it would be beautiful.

Now when it came to redoing the table the first thing you should do is prime. Repeat: Primer. It should become your new best friend. It not only saves you time, but it saves your pointer finger. The difference between using and not using primer is about four coats! And it is cheap. So don't skimp on the primer.

Once I had primed the table and let it dry for about 30 minutes I was then able to spray paint the table. My love for Krylon is unending and this table is another example of it's amazing power.

Once I primed and spray painted the table I moved onto glazing. There are a thousand tutorials on how to glaze, but this one by all things thrifty is amazing.

Once I finished I then put some crates that I got at a garage sale on the bottom. Not only do they hide my punk's toys, but they are great for putting away random junk.



Linked up to:
Furniture Feature Fridays


  1. Dude! You have some talent! Love how it all turned out!!!

  2. Ooooh. I like the way it turned out. I still have to glaze my yellow nightstand. I'll send you a pic when I get it done.

  3. Nice.... It looks great. We need to get together again sometime. You should come over to my house as soon as my studio is done and check out some of my junk! Jamie V

  4. Love the color you chose, what is it?! Table looks fabulous!

  5. This is FAN-tastic!! Seriously love it!

  6. I love the way this came out! You did such a wonderful job that I'm really looking at some of my own old tables with a new eye. Gorgeous!

  7. Ah, beautiful! I love the curvy lines and the color is wonderful. What a fun find! Great job.

  8. HI there! I am your newest follower!! I found you on the weekend linky! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    GREAT JOB on the table!! ALso your blog header is adorable. I love the design


Spunky Junky All rights reserved © Blog Milk Powered by Blogger