Decorating our living room is a big priority around here - we're busy framing, painting, sectional-buying, rug-choosing, and pillow-making. While it's definitely a work in progress, I knew painting this table would be one more thing we could check off on the list.
I decided to paint the table. Here's what I started out with:
First, I wiped off the table and removed the drawer pulls:
Then I sanded the whole thing down...
and primed it:
Once primed, I began to paint the table. The paint I used was a mix of all of the paint samples we had laying around from painting the living room, bedroom, and mudroom. It was a great way to use up that paint, but this table had so many nooks and crannies that I wished I had used spray paint instead!
Once I had two layers of paint on the table, I turned to the drawer pulls. I spray painted them white...
... and once everything dried, I reassembled and brought everything back into the living room:
It sits under our wagon wheel, holding throw blankets and some baskets full of art supplies. On top, I keep a framed picture of us in Thailand with our friend Chip, some dried hydrangeas, and the now-polished silver dish.
I'm not sold on the white drawer-pulls yet... I think the white makes them look a little too shabby chic, if you know what I mean. If I change them out, I'll be sure to post it... stay homey!