I have had this small white table for a while. I inherited it from my mom (inherited might be a bad word, I think she’d prefer
stole “borrowed”). It was made for her when she was my age, living alone in the big bad world. Its roughly a foot high and is perfect for my plants.
Through re-potting, watering, etc it became really dirty. After wiping it down, I realized it needed a new coat of paint… and maybe a little jazz.
This isn’t rocket science (although I’d like to use this moment to randomly shout out to Chris Hadfield) – but its a nice reminder that some items just need a little TLC to look their best again.
This is what I used, and how I did it:
- Piece of furniture I wanted to spruce up
- Acrylic paint (might not last years on end, but that just means I can give it another make over!)
- Brushes, plastic bags (or newspaper)
- Painters tape
- Cover floor with bags (newspaper). Place furniture on top
- Paint base color (in my case white), let dry.
- Use painters tape to make stripes
- Paint over non-taped sections with color of choice (I was actually aiming for a very dusty very very light purpley-grey, I got more of a lavender. C’est la vie)
- Let partially dry – remove strips of tape. You don’t want to let it completely dry because then the paint risks coming off when you pull the tape off.
- Make any touch ups needed. Let completely dry.
Beauty! Love these easy DIYs.