I’m getting settled into my new office and decided I wanted a small seating area in front of my (awesome, beautiful, bright) window. A month and a half later, I’m still kind of in awe of the natural light in my office. And there’s some great wildflowers outside one of my windows. I just love it!
I found this real wood table at the Goodwill for $20, but it had some deep gouges on it. I liked the spirally detail on the center post.
Things you will need:
A thrift store treasure you want to refinish
Spray paint (with or without primer, depending on what you buy)
Sandpaper (1 coarse and 1 fine would be good)
Paper towels or rags
Newspaper to cover your workspace
A well-ventilated or outdoor area
Obviously it’s had a rough time recently. I figured with a little sanding and some spray paint, it would be good as new.
I probably should have had a finer grit sandpaper after I did the first round. But I wasn’t in the mood for a single item hardware store run, so I made do. After you’re done sanding, you want to make sure you wipe it down with a damp cloth or paper towels, to remove the grit, dust, and anything else before you start spraying.
I sprayed some primer on first – the metallic top color I bought said I didn’t need primer, but I did it anyways. Then I used the metallic coat last. I ended up doing two coats because my first one wasn’t as even as I would have liked.
I did attempt to take a photo of this IN my office space, but the backlighting from the window made it very hard to see anything.
There are still a couple gouges faintly visible (some of the deepest ones), but overall it turned out really nice and has been a great meeting space instead of talking across my desk at people like some kind of principal or something.
I hope that rhodie outside our apartment (on the left) blooms soon! That’s the Washington State flower, if you didn’t know 😉