Today was Spraypaint Saturday 2012. (You didn't know it was Spraypaint Saturday? Oh, don't worry: neither did I until the whim struck mid-afternoon!) I had 4 projects on the go. Take a look at project number one.
The biggest project of the day was an IKEA table upgrade. A before shot would have been a good idea, but I guess I missed that step. This came from Dan's bachelor pad: can you guess why it had been relegated to the basement storage room?
|No, he's not a hobbyist butcher or anything. It's a combination of tea and black cherry juice stains. Pretty gross.|
Step Two was to give the table a skirt, made of newspaper and painter's tape. I had fun reading the sale flyers while I made the skirt (they only arrived this morning; there are some good deals at Shoppers Drug Mart this week, by the way).
|I got smart this time and saved what's left of our sunburned lawn with plastic drop sheet.|
Step Three was to prime the table top. This was my first time using a spray-on primer. It is surprisingly messy stuff!
Now, the original plan was to paint the tabletop with the leftover Peacock Blue cabinet paint, but when I read the labels on the spray cans and realized that I could spray over top of the primer after only 20 minutes, well...I grabbed some leftover black paint and made quick work of it.
Ta da! My sophisticated, stain-free table is complete. This is the start of the craft corner set-up in our rec room.
|What is that black thing on the left? It's Project Number Two, which should be dry enough to hang and share tomorrow.|
$0.00 for a table from the furnace room
$5.00 for a can of primer
$4.00 for 2/3 can of black spray paint
$2.00 for the drop cloth
$11.00 craft table! Hooray!