I found this table in the garage. Like a bunch of other stuff in there, it’s a little run down and has been lying around for years. And I’m kind of in need of a table in the kitchen by the window. I’ve been using my step stool instead, but more often than not I need it as a step stool rather than a table.
Because the table isn’t mine, and doesn’t likely have any real value, I’m not concerned with doing a super good restoration job. It won’t be anything like Danger K’s coffee table project, but it’ll do for now.
Of course I decide to do these sorts of things in the worst possible weather. November in St. John’s is wicked windy, and I’m about to use spray paint. I know. I’m so smart. Also, do you like how my porch is rotting away beneath me? Yeah, I thought you would.
First I need to scrape away all the flaking paint that I can. I’m not that concerned with getting it all. I just need a cleanish surface that I can wreck. So I used a putty knife to pry up the loose paint.
And a barbecue brush to scrape away all the other bits that I could. I’m not going to bother sanding it.
Ready to paint. Not that you’d notice, but I didn’t want to get too much paint on the porch, so with some tricky tricks I managed to get some newspaper underneath in all the wind.
I used the same spray paint that I used to re-paint the fire grate in our living room. I gave it two coats and was pretty satisfied with the result.
I actually kinda dig how the white paint shows through in places.
So there it is, installed and ready to be used.
All set for my next project!