Monday, May 28, 2012

Savin' Maven Monday: DIY Coffee Table

Happy Monday loves.

I hope you all have had a great holiday weekend. Mine was full of grilled food, studying, and catching up on some much needed reading-what fun! My girlfriend and I have planned to go thrifting and window shopping at Target today so we shall see how it turned out in a later post.

Today's DIY is a very simple one. I recently moved into a new residence and we all know how that can be. In an effort to start fresh, I trashed most of my old furniture-leaving me with random pieces throughout my house. Since I have lived alone, I have never had a coffee table-how weird is that? So when I found this coffee table at Goodwill for 
**10 bucks**
a couple of weeks ago I knew it had to be mine.



The only issue that I found with the table was that the color didn't exactly match with my dark floors so I decided to pull out a little spray paint.


I like the consistency of the Krylon brand so I purchased two cans of Satin Black (only one shown here) and used Primer that I had leftover from a previous project. I made sure to choose the Satin finish versus the Matte finish because I wanted it to have a little bit of shimmer and shine!



I'm not sure that I need to list the steps for this DIY because it's pretty self-explanatory. 
Prime. Spray. Dry.  
The most important thing to keep in mind when spray painting is to obviously complete the project in a very well ventilated area-particularly outside. Oh, and please wear gloves! Otherwise your hands will look like this:



Here's my table after one coat.
***I allowed at least 24 hours between applying the first and second coats***



After two coats, there's really not much difference...



And that's it!

 I wiped it off a bit and tah-dah! 
Here you have it, set and semi-decorated.
Please keep in mind that I still have more decorations to add so it looks a bit bare at the moment.



Have you spray painted any of your furniture before? 
If so, what was your experience like?

Thanks for reading!
XOXOXOXO
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10 comments:

  1. The Black and white rug makes it stand out even more! I LOVE DIY'S!!!

    E. Louise

    www.shapelylouise.com

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    1. I love DIY's too. Such a great way to be creative and save money at the same time!

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  2. I love it! You have inspired me to do some DIY projects!

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    1. YAY!! I'm so glad to be an inspiration. Can't wait to see your projects.

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  3. how super cool!
    i want to try a DIY home furnishing one day.

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    1. Go for it. It's so fun and relaxing!

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  4. Great redo. It looks fantastic.

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  5. Go girl!!! That table turned out fabulous!!(^_^)

    Visiting from Polyvore,
    Nikell

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    1. Thank You so much for visiting. The table was loads of fun to recreate!

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