Friday, April 26, 2013

Paint Dipped Table

A friend of mine from work was getting rid of a sofa table, and knowing that my basement storage area is more like a used furniture store, she passed it along to me to add to my collection.  I gladly took it off her hands even though I wasn't sure what I'd do with it at the time.  She was just going to take it to Goodwill anyway, so if it didn't work out in my home, no big deal. 

It sat in my garage for a few weeks until it finally made its way to the top of our stairs, courtesy of my manly husband.  I think he was more than happy to move it out of the garage.  I sat it under our map wall on the landing at the top of the steps and I really liked it.  And that's where it sat for another few weeks until Ohio got the memo about spray painting spring weather. 

The top of the table was pretty beat up so I had to whip out the sand paper.

Of course I used my tried and true Zinsser spray primer because the table had a glossy finish.  Good thing Libby was there to give it a good inspection before the painting began.

I threw around lots of color ideas, but ultimately decided on a deep indigo blue by Valspar.  It took about three coats to cover it completely.  I loved the color but knew it needed a little something extra.  It was just too safe.

So...I dipped those legs in some mint green paint!

Ok, not really.  I didn't literally dip them in paint.  What I did was tape all the way around the leg and brush on three coats of acrylic paint.

And then, I added some fancy new drawer pulls from Anthropologie.

This might have been the hardest part.  Not choosing the actual hardware, but going to Anthropologie on a time limit.  I had to run in and out so there was no time to look around and lust after everything in the store.  That takes some serious will power, I tell ya.

Do you like how it's just chillin in front of the basement door?  Don't worry, it's not staying there in real life.
Once I drag it upstairs I'll be sure to show you how it looks underneath all of the framed maps. 

Until then, enjoy your weekend!  I know I will because I'm picking up the buffet that's on hold for me at an antique store...and I'm    It will live in our dining room and I can't wait to tell you all about it! Pin It


  1. love this! the indigo is perfect and the dipped look really gives some umph! your hubby sounds like mine lol!

    1. Thanks! I'm really loving the dipped look, too. The mint green at the bottom reminds me of mint sandals I just scored at T.J. Maxx!