sea salt side tables
As I strolled through Salvation Army these long-legged beauties whispered, “psstttt….lady, help us…we need a makeover.” The price was right at $9.99 apiece and they were nice and sturdy with pretty lines.
The tops however, looked liked they’d seen better days. A couple of ummmmm decades ago? There was water damage, rings, scratches, gouges, you name it. Those tops were in rough shape.
I went.to.town with the belt sander.
These tables would have been great candidates for staining the top and painting the bottom but they were just too damaged. Painting was the only option. I thought these babes would be lurvely in Sherwin Williams Sea Salt.
Now while I’m all about thrifty finds and great deals, one area I never skimp on is paint and painting supplies. I’ve found to get the absolute best results you need to use quality products. That goes especially for brushes. There is nothing more annoying than painting and having bristles come off and stick to the paint. The only paintbrushes I use are made by Purdy. They are reasonably priced and are the best brushes I’ve ever used. My personal fave is the Purdy XL Cub. It fits perfectly in my hand and is just the right size for trimwork but wide enough to give beautiful coverage. My favorite part of the brush is the little indention where it says “cub.” Perfect thumb rest and so when I paint it’s like an extension of my hand. Great results I tell ya.
These little side tables are so much happier in their fresh coat of Sea Salt. They told me so.
And their delicate flower knobs add just a touch of vintage charm.
The narrowness of the tables was just perfect for the very small space on each side of our library sofa. Yes, I do own an iron…looks like I missed a spot! 😉
One more time…
I LOVE a good makeover.
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