Saturday, June 16, 2012

Green with Envy: End Table Makeover!

This little end table is another proud find from the church rummage sale. Like the sewing stool, it was originally priced at $2, but then marked down to $1. Here is my makeover tutorial, enjoy!

What you need:


  • White spray paint, I recommend Kilz, it is awesome!
  • Painter's tape (I used masking tape from the dollar store, but painting tape will be better)
  • Acrylic Paint (I used apple tart)

Here are the before photos:



Step 1: 

I spray painted the entire table with the white spray paint. 



I let this dry for about an hour, then flipped the table over and spray painted underneath. I then let this dray for another hour.

Step 2:

Let the taping begin! I started taping diagonally from left to right:



Then I began taping over the current tape diagonally from right to left. This is what I got:



I also taped around the edges for a cleaner look. I only wanted the center of the table painted.

Step 3:

Time to Paint! Make sure your tape is attached tightly! No loose pieces! For paint I used acrylic, Craftsmart in Apple Tart. I began painting the inside of the taped area with a paintbrush. This is the product:


I let this dry for about an hour. You do NOT want to pull off the tape when the paint is wet. 

Step 4:

Ladies and Gentlemen, pull off the tape!



I went around the edges that were smudged with a small brush and some white acrylic paint, just for touch ups. 

Tada!





Here is the before and after shot:



Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. As always, feel free to leave a comment or email me. I love to hear from my blog readers!



Linked up at: Today's Creative Blog

40 comments:

  1. I love this, I will have to find me a cheap table so I can do this!!!

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    1. Thanks! I have the best luck at church rummage sales and the free section on craigslist!

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  2. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-29.html

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    1. Wonderful, thanks! I will be there :)

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  3. So cute! Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays!

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  4. i love it! come check my blog out at oneofakind-kikistok.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I'll definitely check out your blog!

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  5. This really pretty! You didn't have to sandpaper or anything? Now following through Twitter. Love from Whimsically Homemade!

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    1. Thank you! Nope, I didn't use any sandpaper. Thanks for following me! :)

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  6. That looks amazing!!!! I love that shade of green!
    Stopping by from the It's Overflowing Party :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! Green is my favorite color, so I am sure many more projects will feature a shade of green!

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  7. That table looks WONDERFUL! I love the color choices. :)Green is a major color in my bedroom right now.
    I am now a follower!!
    I found you through Thee Networking Blog Hop at The ArtsyGirl. :)

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    1. Thank you! I am happy with how the colors turned out, I couldn't decide what color I wanted to paint with, I'm happy I went with the green!

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  8. Here from You're talking too much, and now following! Great project, and I love the green and white.

    Hugs, Tanya :)

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  9. Love this! Turned out great. You were featured

    http://www.thesasselife.com/2012/06/crafty-sasse-wednesday-link-party-40.html

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    1. Wow, thank you so much!!! I will make sure to grab a button :)

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  10. What a fabulous transformation! Super cute! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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    1. Thanks so much! I definitely will!

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  11. Now that is just plain WONDERFUL!!!! Great colors, great design!!

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    1. Thank you! I wasn't sure of my design at first, so I'm happy it turned out.

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  12. So so sweet - and that green color makes me very happy!

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    1. Thank you! I love green, it's my happy color too :)

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  13. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/06/show-your-stuff-29-mini-cherry.html

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  14. This table makeover is amazing! It turned out so cute. We appreciate you linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Hope you'll come back soon! -The Sisters

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll be back for sure! :)

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  15. Love this ! newest follower too! laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  16. This is adorable! And what a deal at a dollar! You turned a sad table into something so cheerful!!!

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  17. what a lovely makeover. Don't you just love what a can of paint can do to almost anything? thanks for sharing and have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

    to-sew-with-love.com
    tocookwithlove.com
    villaportillo.blogspot.com

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  18. This was awesome! It inspired me to make my own, and I linked to your blog on my post since it was your makeover that gave me the idea: http://squeakycleanbath.blogspot.com/2013/06/diy-end-table-makeover.html

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