I found this side table at a thrift store for $7.00 and thought it would be perfect for me to practice on. Considering I have never refinished a piece of furniture in my life.... I think it turned out great. At that point, I didn't realize that I needed to take pics to show what I did during the process.
So, this is where I tell you. First, I purchased a sander because I knew that it was needed and that it would be used for other things as well. Then, I sanded the entire piece with 80 grit sand paper. At that point, I moved up to 110 grit and once that was done, I finished up the sanding with a 220 grit. I was told that the 220 should leave a very smooth finish, which it did!
Then, I filled in all the holes with wood filler, let that dry over night and sanded again. I decided I wanted to use a drawer knob instead of a pull so I drilled a hole in the middle of the drawer for that. Once all of this was done, I completely wiped down the table with a wet rag and let it dry over night.
For the paint, I used white spray paint. I knew that I wanted a pattern and love this one. So, I cut it out (with vinyl) on my Silhouette, placed piece by piece on the top and the front of the drawer. Then I sponge painted on the turquiose paint (two coats), let that dry over night and then peeled off the vinyl design. The final touch was putting the crystal knob on.
I love it!!! It it currently in my living room!
Here's the before and after....
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