Sun faded and tired. I wish I had better before pictures, but I didn't know they would end up on a blog!
A little more fun with a bright pop of color!
Fast forward 2 years, the red paint is faded, the legs are rusting, and the wood veneer is peeling up. I had visions of making the table top a clock face, or replacing it all together with new wood. Turns out its quite expensive to get wood for a 29.5" round table, and I don't like laying out type in a circle. Then one night I found a fabulous site. Its called Graphics Fairy, and she is has the most wonderful vintage images! Inspiration strikes.
I was able do this project almost for free because I had the table (obviously), off-white latex paint, black acrylic paint, finishing wax, and sandpaper. I did go to HD for black spray paint for the legs. Side note: Why do I always feel like a criminal when buying spray paint? Its locked in a giant cage and they ask for your birthday! Not to mention the pressure you feel to choose quickly because the nice lady is waiting for you to lock it all back up! But well worth the anxiety for the magic of spray paint! So for about $4, I had made this, v3.0...
I love the new look. New but old! I don't know where it will live in the new house, but it will become an inside table because I don't think it can take the weather in its old age. One other quick note, I did flip the table top over to solve the peeling veneer problem. It doesn't have the cute detailed edges, but it is smooth and flat!
Need a tutorial to transfer images to furniture? I read this tutorial, but I used regular chalk and acrylic craft paint because I had them on hand. The lettering is hand painted, which didn't take nearly as long as it did to put three layers of wax on the table. My arms are still feeling the pain!
I bet you have something in your house that needs a new look. Go for it!