Sunday, May 24, 2009
How they did it:
Buy tables at a yard or garage sale, thrift store, Goodwill, off Craigslist or scavenge from a friend or family member.
1. Removed the drawer handles, lightly sanded all surfaces with sandpaper, and wiped with a damp cloth.
2. Applied one coat of primer and three coats of Benjamin Moore’s high-gloss Bunny Gray paint (2124-50), letting it dry between coats.
3. Painted the tabletops with a chevron pattern (or create your own design) using a stencil created from 1- and 2-in.-wide painter’s tape, applying two coats of high-gloss white paint (2-oz. sample jar).
4. Replaced the handles.
Time: 1 weekend
Cost: $38 for primer and paint