I just brought these little tables back from our cottage. We've had them for maybe twenty years.
After scrubbing with TSP, I primed them with Rustoleum Zinnser Bin, then painted the legs with my favourite "go-to" colour...Rustoleum Heirloom White, then I used my trusty little palm sander to chip the legs a little. I stripped and sanded the tops, then restained those with two coats of MinWax Onyx (water based stain), and finally, applied two coats of Polycrylic to the table tops, and the legs too. The finish is gorgeous, but really doesn't show up so well here. Sigh.
Now I have a couple of cheapie little tables that'll serve me well for another twenty years...hmmm...either ME or my HEIRS (lol). Total cost: zero, used products left over from other projects I'm using these on the patio for the summer...just perfect for holding tall cool drinks!
NOW...I need some advice. I renewed this old hope chest a while ago, and am thinking of painting a muted blue harlequin pattern on the sides. I am VERY new to all this painting, and although I'm enjoying it thoroughly, I'm wondering whether the harlequin pattern might be too much. What do YOU think? Sure would be grateful for your thoughts.
THANK YOU Christina for featuring my little tables on your decor site!
And thank YOU so VERY MUCH for stopping by.