Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Teal side table refashion


Did you see the table I linked up to The Pinterest Project this week?!

I got to do a really fun project while on my vacation at my parents' house. My mom probably bought this at a thrift store or a garage sale for $5. 

She loved the color I did on my daughter's Tiffany Inspired Dresser.

So I grabbed some essentials: fine sandpaper, a damp cloth, a screwdriver (to remove hardware), Kilz original primer, Krylon's Ocean Breeze spray paint, and some polycrylic to seal it.

This table was in really good shape. It didn't need any sanding really except to buff out a few water rings (use coasters people!). I took the hinges off & removed the little flip top lid. If you want to change up your hardware you can easily do so by cleaning & spraying it too with a faux metal finish of your choice. I did that for the dresser handles HERE.

Then I wiped the whole thing down really well to get any dirt, dust, & debris off the surface & inside of the table. Make sure that sucker is clean! You don't want to spray paint dirty wood.
Do you love my brilliant use of an old kiddie pool?
It had a crack in it and was next to the garbage bin. It worked perfectly for spray painting outside!

First up, it got 2 good coats of Kilz. 


After it dried I started with Ocean Breeze by Krylon.
See how thin & streaky the blue looks? This was only the 2nd coat. Don't freak out and use too much spray paint. The key is lots of thin, even coats so you don't get drips. It's not going to start looking good until the 2nd or 3rd coat so be patient!

I ended up doing 4 coats of Ocean Breeze. 

Then I let it dry really well (it was 100 degrees outside so it didn't take long).

Next, I took my sanding block & distressed it...just a little. I lightly sanded & buffed the edges and some of the detail on the legs. 

Then I sealed it. There are various ways you can do this but I decided to just use a spray polycrylic. A few coats of that should protect it. 

Look at the transformation!



What do you think? Are you in love with Krylon's Ocean Breeze?!

What do you think of accent furniture with bright pops of color like this?

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35 comments:

  1. Ooooo! I love it! Great job!!! I really like that color. It really is ocean breeze colored!

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  2. You know it's crazy, my wife and I were just discussing how to refinish a coffee table we got for free. It's in great structural shape, but pretty beat up looks wise. This is awesome, thanks!

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  3. Very nice! Love the look....found you at my daughters site Trendy Treehouse, would love to have you visit me at pinecreekstyle.blogspot.com have a wonderful day,NeeCee at Pine Creek Style

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  4. I love it! So adorable. Makes me wish I had an old table lying around. The kiddie pool is genius. Seriously. I have a love affair going on with spray paint and that kiddie pool will change my life. Thanks for the great tips.

    ~FringeGirl

    thedomesticfringe.com

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  5. I love this piece! The color is perfect! Great job! I found you via thrifty Thursday!
    Gypsybee.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow this came out so good! Thanks for linking up!
    xo sandra

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  7. I have been wanting to do this with some pieces of furniture of mine!! GREAT post!! I'm a co-host of the thrifty link up party! Nice to meet you!! :) XoXo, Crystal from Billie Jean blog!

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  8. Favorite color.. aqua!!! Love it!! Great job!

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  9. Really cute! I almost bought that color the other day, now I'm wishing I did!

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  10. I love the lines of this table and the color...OMG! Great job!

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  11. I am loving teal right now...so great! Love how you sprayed it in a baby pool!


    I would love if you would post it and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

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  12. Hi! I'm visiting you from WhippedBerry! That is such an adorable table transformation! Love the color and great use of the baby pool.

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  13. This turned out great! Funny because I saw two of these tables at Goodwill the other day and almost bought one because of the storage. Now I really wish I would have snagged one. Great color too--how can you go wrong with Tiffany Blue?

    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  14. i love this! the table is awesome and your upcycle is wonderful!

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  15. Looks so much better! I would love for you link this up at my first LINK PARTY!

    http://www.thecreativeorchard.blogspot.com/2012/08/tutorial-link-party.html

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  16. This turned out so cute! I love upcycle projects!

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  17. just love the colour!!!!!

    would love it if you could share this on my linky party Serenity Saturday, that runs from sat-thurs @ www.serenityyou.com

    Natasha xx

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  18. Oh I love that colour! The makeover looks great.

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  19. You did such a great job. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/free-bee-sweet-hat-pattern-crocheted.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  20. so darling, great table and super great color. Love it. p.s. I didn't see COM linked up? if I am mistaken I apologize. winks, jen

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  21. Turned out great! Smart idea using a kiddie pool for painted projects!

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  22. I'm so glad that I'm following you! LOVE the color and good to know that it takes several coats. Thanks for sharing on Sundae Scoop!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  23. You did such an amazing job with these. I love the idea of using the kiddie pool to spray paint in. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/simple-anti-aging-moisturizer-and.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  24. Thanks for linking up at the Create & Inspire Party! We will be featuring YOU tonight! Be sure to stop by and link up more fabulous projects!

    xo,
    Kimberly
    anightowlblog.com

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  25. These were featured today on Serenity Saturday Link Party @ www.serenityyou.com

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  26. I love old tables like that, they're so great for storage. And that color is to die for!

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  27. Yay! I didn't know kiltz came in a spray! I love ocean breeze and this table came out great! Thanks for the tips! ♥

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  28. If your end tables are going on either side of a sofa make sure that their height and depth are as close to the height and depth of the sofa's arms as possible. The same goes for side chairs.

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  29. love this do over...similar colour to some projects i have been working on...in 'Island sea'...love it.
    Bec x

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  30. That is a clever use for a kiddie pool! I love the table! That color is fabulous!! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://www.navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-7.html

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  31. I'm more in love with the tables - my Mom had a set of the in the early 70s - great for storage! How I'd love to come across a set or even one of these.

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  32. L.O.V.E. the side table! And Krylon's Ocean Breeze is my favorite color. Now following you, having found you through the feature on Sundae Scoop! Looking forward to catching up on your posts. Hope you can come by and say hi at altered-artworks.blogspot.com

    Doreen

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  33. Does the seal leave a glossy look? I'm plannign on doing this project on a table we have but I want more of a matte look. If I use a matte spray paint, is the seal necessary? Thanks!

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