Sunday, May 24, 2009

DIY Project: Upcycled Hallway Console


before


after

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

FOUND HERE.

4 comments:

I'm Julia said...

I once knew a girl named Bunny Gray :-) Seriously, this is proof that even the most utilitarian looking things can look fabulous with a little effort.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Oh they're great! I'm in need of something like this for a dead spot right now...off to hunt!

SLR Camera Guru said...

A bit off topic but i love the 'before' photo. you managed to make a horrible looking set of drawers look all retro and cool!

Liz said...

Oooh...I LOVE this project! So inspiring.

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