Mmmmm…French Provincial. I just love the lines of these pretty pieces. Hey there, Friends. I have a simple makeover for y’all today.
I picked up this pretty end table for $20 about six months ago and have been waiting for inspiration to strike. I finally decided I just needed to get it out of the garage. I’ve said before that sometimes you just need to start, even if you don’t know where you’re headed. Isn’t that true for SO many things in life??
My Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday girls and I had an Instagram giveaway a few months back for a Homeright Paint sprayer, and the generous people at Homeright were awesome enough to give each of us hosts one as well. I decided this table was the prefect opportunity to try it out. (This is NOT a sponsored post, just sharing my experience with the sprayer!)
Here is how this pretty end table started out:
I already had purchased a Homeright Spray Shelter a few months back, mostly for spray painting on hot or windy days. I heart that thang!
You may remember I used it when I spray painted my outdoor glider bench :
It has had a lot of use since then! You can see how big it is too. I painted several things when I painted this end table:
While I had the sprayer at the ready, I grabbed every miscellaneous board I could find that might make a good sign to put in my booth. This was a super easy way to knock those out!
Here is the table after the first coat with the sprayer:
The coverage is pretty good, and so much faster than hand-painting. I used a fresh batch of DIY chalk paint here, and it did great.
And here it is all done:
So how did I like the sprayer?
Well… I kinda missed the brush strokes. I think they are what give a piece an authentic hand-painted finish. That being said, it would be awesome for things like chairs that are a huge pain to paint by hand. And it was really awesome for painting the inside…
That too would have been a big pain to paint by hand.
The sprayer gives it a bit of a rough feeling finish, but since chalk paint requires a quick sanding after painting, it smoothed right out.
I waxed with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax like normal.
In the end, a simple makeover was all this table needed. This is a mix of Cottage White by Behr and Pure White DIY Chalk Paint.
I dragged these accent chairs in here and I think they make for a pretty set up. I made these covers out of drop cloth a couple of years ago. They were pretty simple to do. I shared a tutorial for them HERE.
I usually spray paint the hardware, but decided to leave these as is…
Love those pretty details.
I really love this piece for the storage it adds. Too bad I don’t have the space for it. Off to my booth it goes!
I’m not ditching my paintbrushes just yet, but it is nice to know there’s an easier option for those hard-to-paint pieces!
I’ll be back later this week sharing a fun round-up of ten of my own headboard upcycles.
See ya then!
UPDATE: Check out ten of my very own Upcycled Headboard Projects HERE now!
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