yesterday after i dropped off the boys and before i started working, i decided to do a little makeover of the two $4 lack side tables i’d purchased to hold the party favors at the boys’ party. they were a cute shade of blue, but not quite the right blue and i thought i could have a little fun. i bought some sandpaper, krylon spray-paint primer and a can of ivy green krylon spray paint. when i got home with the green, it too was off, so i grabbed a can of oil-rubbed bronze and a can of white we already had (both krylon) and thought i’d try to make them look old, distressed and charming.
i first wiped down the tables. then i sanded them. i should have just stopped there. next i sprayed on the primer. when it dried i took the oil-rubbed bronze and lightly sprayed just the corners and edges. i waited 10 minutes for it to dry, then on went the white and in i went to work. at lunch i came out and the tables looked desperately like they needed another coat. more white. it just didn’t seem to want to cover. whatever. back to work.
after work it still looked yuck. i grabbed the green and gave it a whirl.
not. at. all. good. when it dryed, paint was bubbling. i tried to sand the bubbles. paint came off in huge clumps. why didn’t it stick? and why won’t all the paint come off now that i’ve attacked it with the sandpaper? ugh. anyway, see for yourself …
before i just toss these puppies in the trash, i thought i’d see if there were any great ideas out there to save them. the one idea i have is to cover the tops in felt and hang them for the boys to velcro things to. i think they’d like that.