Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Striped Table Makeover.

If you've been around my blog for a while, you probably know that I loooove a good furniture makeover.  Even some of my co-workers have learned this about me...and when I was approached by Modern Masters to try out some of their awesome metallic paints, one of my co-workers took total advantage.  She mentioned she had a small black side table that was in need of some "pizazz", so I had her bring it in.  I couldn't wait to get to work!

Although once I saw the table, I realized the "pizazz" step would have to wait.  I needed to give the table some serious TLC to get a proper black base.  First things first...the table needed major sanding.  The clear coat originally put on the table was peeling up like dried scotch tape.  Not cute.




After sanding, it was clear the table used to be a yellow-ish color before it went black.




I made sure to wipe things down so no dust or dirt was left on the table.


And then I went to town with a can of spray paint and primer-in-one.  MUCH better.


Then it was time to add a little something-something.  I busted out my painters tape, my Modern Masters metallic paint {in Blackened Bronze}, and a foam roller.  And before you ask...no, I didn't measure things.  I just taped the lines off using a piece of painters tape as a spacer as I went along to keep things even.



Then I painted a few coats of Blackened Bronze onto the table...


...and peeled the tape off while the paint was still wet.  Once it was dry, I applied two layers of a clear coat and let things dry for 24 hours.  Boom...co-worker's table makeover = complete!



38 comments:

  1. Nice work. I'm impressed at your master taping skills!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! I was super excited to not involve a tape measure in this project. ;)

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  2. super cute! i am with michelle... mad taping skillz, yo.

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    1. Thanks Cassie! Any time I can avoid using a tape measure, I'm a fan! ;)

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  3. I can't believe you didn't measure!!! It turned out fabulous!

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  4. Great makeover, looks awesome! p.s. Love your blog! and your house! :)

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    1. Aw, thanks so much Hayley! I really appreciate it! :)

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  5. I love me a spray paint project! I need to start asking if my friends want any furniture makeovers... great idea!

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    1. Me toooo! Yes, do it...they'll love you {even more}! ;)

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  6. I love this Gabbi!! The metallic stripes added so much pizazz!! I'm sure your coworker is loving you right now :)

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  7. Looks awesome!! What a nice coworker you are! :)

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  8. i wish you were my coworker...i have all sorts of goodies that you can redo for me :)

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    1. Haha...I wish I could help you out, Trina! :)

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  9. Man I will do anything to skip measuring something. Great trick, I'll have to keep it in mind for my next project!

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    1. I'm with you, Sarah! I hate measuring...whenever I can skip it, I will! ;)

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  10. Love it! You did an awesome job! I wish I was your coworker... ;)

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    1. Aw, thanks Ashley! I wish I was yours too! ;)

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  11. This is adorable! You are a great friend! And I like the look of the stripes on this, wouldn't have thought to try this. DId she love it?

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    1. Thank you very much, Kim!! :) Yea, she said it was perfect! {Phew!}

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  12. Super cute... I hate measuring but Andy would die with out his tape measure, his first love.

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    1. Thanks!! Haha...yea, I'm not a huge fan of measuring, unless I HAVE to.

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  13. Very cute! I love the metallic paint.
    I'm wondering the same thing as Kim, did she love it?

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    1. Thank you, Kelly!! Yea, she really seemed to! :)

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  14. Did your co-worker like it? It looks so much better now!

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    1. Thanks!! She definitely seemed to love it {thank gosh}! ;)

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  15. Very cute! I'm sure she loved it. You are a good pal to have!!!

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  16. Love the black and gold...totally right up my alley! ;) So cute!

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  17. Yikes! I am desperately loving the black and gold stripes. I'm racking my brain for something I can do that on in my house...

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    1. I hope you find something you can apply it to...I am loving stripes and anything gold lately! :)

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