I found two of these tables last week during my garbage rounds. Don’t judge me. They were in desperate need of a makeover. They wanted to be taller. They wanted a little black dress and a smokey eye. So I told them I’d do what I could, but I couldn’t make any promises.
First I took the doors off and did a quick wipe down. I wasn’t sure at that point whether I would be putting the doors back on or keeping them off, so that is why the holes don’t get patched at this point in the process. If you know you are keeping the doors off, patch the holes now.
Then it was time to mix up the paint! I used Behr’s color Broadway in a Flat finish. It’s a smokey black color. When I saw it at the store, I knew right away where I wanted to go with these end table thingies. Can you see it?
Each sample is about one cup, so I used the chalk paint recipe I’ve been using on my furniture lately: 1 cup flat paint, 1/3 cup Plaster of Paris, a little water.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate my developing photography skills by looking at an unnecessary amount of pictures of this step:
This took about three coats to get full coverage.
Now to give this girl some legs. I picked these up at home depot.
To attach, I used a bit that was the same size as the leg screw thing.
Predrill your holes.
Use lots of construction glue.
Screw on, wipe off excess glue. Wait to dry. Go eat something, seriously.
Decide you like it with the doors off. Fill the holes.
This is where I sand everything with a very fine sandpaper, coat the bottom with black stain/poly, hand wax and rub everything down, clean the glass top, and then…
…wait for it…
Isn’t she gorgeous in her Little Black Dress?
Her smokey eyes.
Showing off her legs.
And her curves.
Meet Jessica: Classic. Smokey. Sassy. Sophisticated.
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