I found this table at a cute antique store in Churchville, Virginia. It was sitting outside and appeared to be totally ignored and unloved. As you can see, it was in terrible shape and needed quite a bit of attention. The whole thing was metal (minus the enamel top). Paint was chipping and rust was growing at an alarming rate. I completed another enamel table not too long ago (Everything's Better Red), and I wanted to see what I could do with this one!
When I flipped it upside down, I noticed that it had an unusual marking underneath...
I sanded the entire piece and covered it with Kilz.
I decided to use spray paint instead of my normal spray gun method. I thought that it would stick to the metal more effectively and I was trying to make less of a mess (in hopes that we would have a second showing on our house!). I forgot to take a lot of "during" pictures because the heat was clouding my brain. When I brought the piece inside, I noticed how awful the drawer was! It was also made out of metal and was rusty and peeling like the rest of the piece. I used paintable wallpaper to match the outside and cover some of the imperfections.
Here is the FABULOUS "after"
Other fun things that happened today... I was featured on Better After! I have met so many great bloggers this summer, and I am enjoying reading about all of the wonderful transformations that are happening in other homes! Also, thanks to all of my wonderful followers out there! I am up to 49!! I look forward to sharing many more projects with you this week!