My husband and I have been married for 9 months. I am so lucky to have him as a part of my life, but along with him came all of his “stuff.” He was on his own for seven years before we married and therefore collected a lot of bachelor pad furniture, or as I refer to it, “yard sale furniture.” I now present to you exhibit A: the end table.
Hideous, right? Instead of tossing it, I figured I’d get creative with it instead. I went to Home Depot and purchased the following:
-2 new knobs
-1 pint of yellow paint
I began by removing the 4 old knobs and puttying the bottom two holes. I let it dry and then sanded it down. I then lightly sanded the rest of the table and wiped it off really good to remove any loose powder and dust.
Next I painted two coats of yellow paint. You may need more or less coats of paint depending on the furniture and how light the paint is. I let the paint dry while I did some laundry and then lightly sanded the edges of the table and legs to scuff it up a bit, giving the table that shabby chic look that I love so much. After doing this I screwed in the new knobs and my project was complete!
It’s amazing what a little paint and new hardware can do for a piece of furniture!
Here’s to crafting!