When the kids and I relocated to San Diego from Monterey a couple of years ago, Randy stayed behind for 6 months to finish his degree. He moved into a house with a friend, and when they were both packing up to re-locate, he came across a side table that his friend was going to throw out. Randy knew me well enough to grab the table and bring it home where it could get a little love and a makeover.
Once the sanding was complete, and the table was cleaned to remove any dust, I applied a coat of Olympic paint in the color Two to Tango (A25-5). I then applied two coats of Dover Gray (D58-4), leaving each coat to dry thoroughly before applying the next.
After the final coat had dried, I used a combination of a wire brush and sandpaper to give the table a worn look, allowing the orange paint, and the wood underneath to come through a little.
Note: apply this outdoors and leave to dry, as the smell can be a little overwhelming.
A yellow doily that I had found at Michael's for $1 a few months ago was the perfect addition to help protect the table when beverages are placed on it.
This post linked to:
Making The World Cuter