I wasn't kidding! Look how hideous these pieces of furniture were. The rolling cart had seen better days. The round table was used as a prop on stage in musicals for about 10 years. I decided to give it a face lift and move it to my classroom.
Both tables required sanding prior to applying paint. The round table also needed a good bit of wood filler. It was in sad shape from years of use.
I used black spray primer/paint on the lower portions and white primer/paint (brush-on) for the tops. I used a satin finish, but wish I had used flat for the top. More on that later...
Tape & Contrasting Color:
I carefully peeled the tape off. I loved the contrast of the bright green and white. Then I sprayed several clear coats to protect the finish.
Finally, these tables rock and can live in my classroom!
Do you have ugly furniture that could use a helping hand? Don't be afraid to paint it and make it cute. A little paint, tape, and time is all you need to update your old pieces and make them rock.