Yesterday, while taking pictures of some of the awesome new stuff we have at the store – I came upon this sad little table…completely unfinished and a blah natural wood color. It was on sale for only $5 – only five dollars! I just knew something had to be done to bring some life to this little table. So guess what I decided to do? PAINT IT A CRAZY COLOR OF COURSE!
Nothing adds life to a boring piece of wood furniture like a little bit of bright green paint (Habitat green, I might add!). Here’s a short how to for you on how I made this little table pop!
STEP 1: Pick your piece of furniture and give it a good polish to make sure no dirt or dust is present.
STEP 2: If there is varnish on your piece of furniture, rough up the finish a bit with some sand paper. Wipe off excess dust. Lucky for me this table was unfinished so I got to skip this step!
STEP 3: Pick a bright, fun color of paint, grab a paintbrush and start painting!
TIP: It’s easiest to start painting from the bottom up and paint in stages. For our table – we flipped it over and painted the legs and bottom first, let it dry and then flipped it to paint the top.
STEP 4: Reapply several coats to ensure full coverage.
STEP 5: To keep your furniture looking good – apply a coat or two of varnish to seal in the paint.
STEP 6: Enjoy your awesomely, awesome new table!
We can’t wait to display it in the store – it will look perfect with a neutral couch and some fun decorative items displayed on top! We definitely don’t recommend you go crazy and paint every piece of wood furniture in your house – but a few pops of color can really make your room fun!
And it’s so easy!