July 29, 2009
‘Kay, so here we go again! I saw this coffee table at Goodwill last week and the potential screamed out to me! Even though I did not need a new coffee table and even though I could barely fit it into my car (I should just buy a moving truck – really. It would be a lot more practical).
**Ok, so now I know what you’re thinking. “Why is this girl spending her time with junk like this? She hardly has enough time in her day to take care of the kids, keep up with her job, keep the house reasonably clean, and most of the time she feels like she’s losing her mind!”
I know! But I’m telling you, stuff like this inspires me! If I don’t take the time to create something or to make something beautiful, I just feel like a blob. A complete BLOB. Like I’m not doing what I’m meant to be doing. Does that make sense?
Anywaaay, moving right along. I took the legs off and sanded the table and legs, then put a coat of B-I-N primer on it. This is my all-time favorite primer (can’t believe I just said that! I sound like a construction worker or something! What a dork!).
It covers anything and everything. And since it’s so thin, a little bit of it goes a long way. And it dries super fast. It’s not water-based, so I usually use an old brush and throw it away when I’m done with the project.
To glaze the table, I mixed some paint conditioner that I had on hand called Floetrol with some dark brown acrylic craft paint. I used a foam brush to smear the brown paint into the cracks of the table, then used a rag to wipe the excess.
So, guess how much this entire project cost me. C’mon, you know you want to!
A grand total of $6.97.
Yes, that is it!! That’s how much the table cost at Goodwill and I used leftover paint that I already had from past projects.
I really must go shopping with all that extra cash I now have! HA!!
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