Remember this chunky guy that’s featured on our furniture page?
Welp, he got a little refresher…
What do you think? We started out by sanding and priming the piece, then painting the bottom & drawer in white and the top in a dark gray. We decided to spray paint the original handles white to blend in so that it could be used as a “secret” drawer if used as a coffee table. Then added the same color gray to the sides of the drawer for a little dimension.
Adding the stencil to the top was a relatively easy process as well! We picked up a stencil from The Home Depot from the Martha Stewart line and went to town. We ended up doing two rows down the center to make a doily runner effect, our thought being that it would look too busy if the whole top was done. It was our first real try at a detailed stencil, and I’d have to say, I’m already looking for my next piece of furniture to add it to : )
After a few coats of poly, we were done! If we had a larger space, this could still be used as a side table, but we liked the option of having it as a coffee table with a place to store your remotes, magazines, or whatever you shoved in their the last time people called and said they’d be there in 2 minutes as well : )
In terms of budget, we picked this table up for $5 at a garage sale, and owned all materials already besides the stencil which came in below $5. If you purchased a two tester pots of paint, and a small can of poly (all which would easily cover this piece) you’d come in just around $20!
Prost and thanks for stopping by!