So here is what I did today- transformed this little table that has been sitting out on my porch forever into something cute for my little gal:
Here is what it looked like before:
Filthy and scratched up, scribbled on with permanent marker, not my fave colors.
In a word: ugly
I got this little table and chairs from a neighbor's curb (it's from IKEA originally). I was not wild about the color, but it was in good shape otherwise and I thought it could be transformed. Then it sat there for probably almost a year until today when I started cleaning off my porch, which inspired me to fix up some of my old junk that's been cluttering it up for a long time. Doesn't it look so cute and girly? All ready for little gal's tea parties.
So, this was a pretty quick project. First I cleaned off all the gross stuff that had accumulated on the table as it sat outside on my porch all that time (like squirrel poop- ew).
I sanded it lightly, just roughed it up a little.
Then I got out my KILZ and primed the three pieces.
After the primer dries I smooth it out with a light sanding. Then I spray paint. The colors used in this project are Krylon "Ballet Slipper", and "Celery." They are the exact colors I wanted, I just love this shade of green (I bought both cans at Walmart).
She was so excited when I showed it to her all done, and put it right to use. The little tea set on the table was my mom's when she was a little girl. How sweet is that?
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