I just love seeing furniture transformations so I hope you like my simple makeovers.
I bought this old, cheap but solid wooden table from my local Op Shop recently and knew that it would be perfect for our studio shop. It was covered in inks, glitter, glue and goodness knows what else but it's amazing what a little sanding and paint can do.
I didn't even bother buying new paint as I found some under the studio sink. It's the perfect shade of white - Dulux Berkshire White.
Notice that the studio floor also looks better after painting with paving paint; such an easy and cheap solution. The studio expansion has cost me plenty so I need to save wherever possible.
The finish on the table is quite matt so I think it will mark easily. I'm thinking of painting just the top with varnish for protection and easy-cleaning. Is that a good idea? I really want to hear from people who have more experience than I do with painting furniture.
My other Cinderella is this small round table found in the same Op Shop (Footprints) in Capalaba.
It really looked like it had had a hard life with ugly stains and even the sticker had to be sanded off (why can't they just tie on the price tags?)
I wanted to get away from white so thought a light blue colour would be nice and unbelievably found the perfect colour on the bargain table at Bunnings. Again, I think I should finish with varnish for protection. Let me know if you have found that it makes a difference?
Now with all the white furniture surrounding my old fabric shelves, I am really tempted to paint them white too. The problem is that I would need to use special paint for laminate which sounds like a hassle but will probably be worth it once it's done. I found some information here but will keep you posted on my progress.