Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spray Painted End Table

Before photo: I bought this table along with a lamp for 20 bucks at a garage sale. I bought it when we first moved into our current house because it was a good deal, not because I loved it. But it was nice. The silver/pewter frame wasn't really my thing....and eventually I decided I would spray paint it to something I liked better.

Hello....Rustoleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze! Since the frame is metal it was a breeze, didn't need much spraying at all, not even 1/2 of the can was used. I didn't prime it either. Easy peasy.

I'm liking the darker color, although you can't see it, the color matches the 2 ceiling fans in the room. The new color is much warmer than the previous silver. Less than 1 hour for a new end table!


  1. I just got Caroline a metal with glass top vanity for her bedroom, don't like the color, so I wanted to paint it black to go with her "Paris" theme, but the guy at Home Depot said I had to "wet sand" it first before spray painting it...what are your thoughts? I have been delaying the project because of it :-(

  2. I've never used "wet sand" before. TSP now comes in a spray bottle and should work too, its probably the equivalent of that. Depends on how slick the metal surface is. You could prime it first with some Kilz spray paint primer - want me to come drop by and take a look at it?

  3. Did you make that lampshade? I love it and want to make one myself.