I love to garden, to go junking, and to repurpose my flea market and thrift store finds. I pass by our local thrift store several times a week and always look to see if any furniture is sitting out front and I have found lots of good, cheap, furniture here. About a month ago, happy dance! A great looking table was on the sidewalk. I immediately knew what color it should be, where I would put it, and I had a couple of great flea market finds to put on it. I could see a tag hanging on it which read $5.00!
Woo hoo! I went to check it out. Good size, sturdy legs, but @#@#$$%, laminate on top and it was peeling off! I couldn’t pass it up, and thought I would find a way to get it off later. In it went into the back of my KIA, and then stored in the basement for later.
Last month I happened upon the Fab Furniture Flipping Contest. A great group of bloggers who love DIY projects.
I waited until the sign up date, and added my name. I made it into the first 30 and received my acceptance. This contest was called “Paint Me Pretty”. Sponsored by Home Right, it required you to spray your project using the Finish Max Fine Finish HVLP spray gun that was provided free with the contest by Home Right.
Home Right manufactures not only sprayers , but lots of great DIY products. I have my eye on a spray tent for painting future projects.
I had never used a paint gun and was excited to paint with it. Painting the legs on tables and chairs is one of the things I hate about painting furniture. I knew just the piece of furniture that needed to be “painted pretty”.
First, l had to get that laminate off. I read a post on pinterest about using your steam iron and a wet cloth to take it off. Oh it worked…..but took two hours to do.
Half of the laminate off. After it was all off, I sanded it with the hand sander to remove the residue that was left on, and to smooth it for painting.
Next, the table was painted a robin’s egg blue, using my trusty sprayer, (2 coats) and distressed with the hand sander. What do I love about the sprayer? Light weight, no compressor, easy to handle, and EASY Clean-up. Soap and water was all I needed. Painting time was cut in half or more using the sprayer versus hand painting.
Then finished off with a few accessories. I think this little table looks “fabulous”.
Thank you Home Right for the sprayer!