I completed yet another Pinterest project and I must say, I am pretty darn impressed with myself. It is like pulling teeth to force myself to actually start a crafty project, but once I am going there’s no slowing down. I’m practically Martha Stewart and Super Woman rolled up into one nice package…modest too.
Here’s my latest project….
Looks good, right? Just don’t look too close. The yellow stripes smeared a bit, but you can only tell if you are sitting at the table looking for mistakes, so who cares?
I got this old iron table from my in-law’s storage. It was white at one point, but mostly dirt and rust when I rescued it. Here’s how I refurbished this cute café table.
-First I sanded every bit of metal.
-Once everything was smooth I washed off all the dust and dirt.
-Then I taped off the seats and covered them in plastic bags to keep them from getting sprayed with paint.
-Next, I spray painted everything white.
-Here’s the trickiest part. I used painters taper to create chevron stripes. This was by far the longest and most taxing step.
-Finally, I spray painted the top of the table yellow (my favorite color).
-After the yellow was (mostly) dry, I removed the tape to reveal my pretty yellow stripes….which leaked out from under the tape and smeared in a few areas. So, if you try this either a)make sure your tape is pressed down really well. b) Use something other than painter’s tape, or c) expect some smudges and smears.
What do you think?
Not sure what my next Pinterest project will be, but I’m hoping it’s something for the nursery!