Remember my post on Mr. Picasso??? Well, I promised a tutorial, so here it is.
Since he was in pretty good condition, I only had to tightened a few screws, and then he was ready to be transformed. Here's how:
Step One: Sanding
I gently sanded the wood using 100-grit sandpaper to get down to the bare wood.
Then, washed off the wood dust with a damp rag.
Step Two: Priming
After he was dry, I used a white primer and sprayed a light coat to the entire table. Note: Make sure you are in a well ventilated area!
Step Four: Watch Paint Dry
Wait about 24 hours to let your final coat of paint dry. (Or up to 3 days depending on the quality of the paint/wood.)
I wanted my table to be a little artsy, so I found an old painting I had stored in the basement. Measured and cut it to fit the insert in the table. And topped it with the original glass table top. (There are lots of things you can do with glass table tops, put your thinking cap on and think of something original to showcase under it!)
Here is the cost breakdown:
TABLE - Goodwill - $4.27
SANDPAPER - Home Depot - $0.70 for one sheet
PRIMER - Home Depot - $4.02
PAINT - ACE Hardware - $4.29
PAINTING - Already Had - $0.00
TOTAL - $13.28
I think it was $13.28 well spent. What do you think of my first project???
*Project #2 Coming Soon...