It has taken me much longer than I thought to get this project done and up on my computer--but I am happy to say that I am finished!! My second laminate painting project is complete!
Here is the little end table as it has sat for almost a year. My dear mother bought if for me at a thrift store for my birthday LAST YEAR. She wanted to buy me an expensive nicely finished end table that cost a million dollars. But I wanted this beauty that cost just $9.
I knew I could make it beautiful. But for a year it has looked mismatched and out of place.
And it was really not very functional either as it spent most of the year as a big open space underneath. My hubby just made the little shelf for it right before I took these pictures.
So first I took it all apart.
Then I primed and painted it just like I did HERE--and apparently I didn't take any pictures of me doing any of those things.
Once it was painted I let it cure for a LONG TIME. Since I used latex paint--it stays tacky for a couple weeks even after it has dried. I wanted to make sure that it didn't get scratched so I left it in our closet for a couple of weeks to let it cure.
Meanwhile I wanted to make sure that the basket that I use on the top shelf wouldn't continually scratch it as well. I got this basket at the same time I got the table--at the thrift store for $1.29!!!! And it fits on the shelf so perfectly!!!
But the bottom could definately scratch up my newly painted surface:
So I took some felt that I had on hand and hot glued it to the bottom of the basket. (I didn't have one big sheet so I just pieces several pieces together--no one can tell).
Then I put the whole thing back together and back in its place.
I LOVE IT!!!
And with the new paint and shelf it is not only cute it is also functional!
And I think it fits in the space SO MUCH BETTER!!!
You be the judge.
Sorry it took me a year to do the makeover Mom!
It really is just what I wanted!