Revamping a Craigslist Find

Lovely finished product

I found a GREAT Pottery Barn table on Craigslist for about 30 bucks. I just had to have it but, I had no use for it until recently. Unfortunately the table wasn’t in the greatest shape when I got it. BUT that’s what paint and a little bit of DIY is for!

This is what we started with:

I removed the doors for easier painting.

Since the table was solid wood and pretty smooth to begin with we really didn’t have to do much sanding.  To eliminate the sanding option we used the paint with the primer mixed in it, and it worked like a charm! We put a clear wood varnish on as a top coat, to avoid chipping in the paint. If you’re painting something that will have a lot of contact – please don’t forget the last, most important step; VARNISH! (Use a water based clear Polyurethane so there wont be any yellowing.)

If you decide to do this little project I strongly suggest disassembling the item as much as possible. Just makes for less hassle. Plus while the main part is drying you can get the small pieces done to save time!

Set aside and waiting to be painted

(My wonderful wife did most of the  work -I just “supervised”)

All Done!

To create this look we used Glidden Duo Paint and Primer in Ice Sculpture (blue), Drizzling Mist (grey), and Celery (green- knobs).