This summer I found 2 of these end tables at a garage sale for $10 each. I first thought that I'd fix them up and resell them, but then, I got an idea...:) Shabby 'em up, thought I!
Here is the before picture - I almost forgot. Not a bad color, but not good with my couches, or the feel that I wanted for the living room.
I first started with a coat of spray-on Kilz primer. I've never used it before, but when I did the desk, it took SO MUCH white paint to cover all the way. I decided to give it a try. I actually used the spray-on oder-less, but I'm pretty sure the oder-less should be renamed Less-Oder. I could definitely smell it.
Here they are, all painted and waiting for distressing.
Here's the first table done - I over did the drawer, but I'm okay with it. I think. :)
See what a difference the stain makes! Love it!
I've had a few requests about how I apply the stain. Here's the most basic it can get. For this project I used Minwax Jacobean stain.
So, I wipe it on with a foam brush - pretty heavy, but don't freak out! I did the first time I did it. =D
Then using a rag that you don't care about, :) just wipe it off in the direction of the grain. This matters. I learned that the hard way.
And voila! So nice and chic, don't ya think?
Here they are, new knobs and all - just itching to come inside!
This is a side-shot; I love the basket-weave design on the sides! They didn't really show up when it was brown, but now they really pop!
And here they are, all decorated for fall!
Overall, I am very happy with my $20 end tables! :) Amazing what a little can of paint and some stain can do!
Oh, and, um, I'm not selling them! :)