spray on pretty
Once we got the end table, I knew that I wanted to paint it a unique color. I originally thought a plum or eggplant color then switched to a golden yellow-orange color. However, when I actually got to the spray paint isle at Wal Mart I went with a color called Jade. I brought home my less than $3 bottle of paint and got to work. It probably wouldn't have hurt to sand down my table...but seeing as how it is metal and already painted, I just went with it! I chose a well ventilated area (our front balcony) and laid out a 'tarp' (old towel) so I wouldn't get it all over the concrete. Then I sprayed away! I did as much as I could then let it sit and came back to fill in any missing areas. Since the table was so detailed I had to wait for one side to dry so that I could flip it over and paint the other side. My favorite thing about spray paint is that it is so cheap! If I decide I hate the color in a few months, then for $3 I can change it! Wonderful! I chose a place mat (once again from Wal Mart...would have made a great pillow like the others I made) in a contrasting color and put a cute vase with some fake sea grass and a picture of my husband and I (at Morton's The Steakhouse, on our Honeymoon!) to decorate my table with. I put all my Family Fun magazine, which have some awesome ideas and my Martha Stewart Food magazine, which have some nasty looking food in them in the bottom, and I just love it. My husband came home from work and loved it too! Hope this inspires you to get creative!