A Fresh Coat of Paint: Before & After

March 27, 2012 11 Comments

It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do! I have had this sewing table for quite some time.  It was a lovely hand-me-down from my inlaws. It's been sitting in the basement and I kept telling myself I needed to work on it. I finally got my act together this past weekend and went to the paint store. Once I had the paint, I couldn't wait anymore and started right away. I brought this ball of yarn along to the paint store with me for inspiration! It is Madelinetosh - Tosh Lace in Turquoise. I'm working on something new with this yarn that I'm excited to share, but that's for another day - hopefully soon! The color I settled on is called Tropical Turquoise by Benjamin Moore.  I used their Advance product which is oil-based, but is quick drying and can be washed off hands with soap and water. I highly recommend it! I don't know why I waited so long to do this, because it was an incredibly quick project and I'm thrilled with the results. Even though it's technically a sewing table, I plan to use it for all my crafting adventures!  I have some leftover paint and I'm eyeballing items around the house to see what else I can use it on, but I have a feeling this color is good in small doses only!



11 Responses

Sheila
Sheila

September 26, 2016

Looks great; did you have to sand it down before painting , or just paint right over the original finish?

foodiefy
foodiefy

September 26, 2016

love this! looks really great! :)

newcreation7788
newcreation7788

September 26, 2016

Wow! It’s really amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do to a worn out/old piece of furniture!

Cheryl
Cheryl

September 26, 2016

Wow that turned out really nice!

Linda
Linda

September 26, 2016

Kara,
Beautiful! I have the exact same sewing table-I will have to try to paint mine!!
Does it have the sewing machine in it? Mine still does…I have to get a new sewing machine. it has seen its better days…

Alison
Alison

September 26, 2016

You’re so crafty ;)

krstanley
krstanley

September 26, 2016

Hey Sheila! I didn’t sand it, just right over the original finish. At Booma’s he mentioned if it was going to get a lot of use that there is a coat of a bonding primer type thing, that you can do in between the original and the new color that bonds them together without having to sand it. I didn’t do it because I figured by the time this paint wears off, I’ll be ready for a new color!

Ashley
Ashley

September 26, 2016

LOVE it! Great job Kar!

Nguyenblessings
Nguyenblessings

September 26, 2016

I absolutely LOVE the color that you chose! This turned out to be a very cute and classic piece! Love your style!

Linda
Linda

September 26, 2016

What a nice shower gift!

krstanley
krstanley

September 26, 2016

Not the original machine, but my in laws gave me a new one for a shower gift when we were getting married so I have a new one that I love!

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