I’ve been gathering some things for my son’s bedroom makeover and was thinking about what else I wanted to use for the room. When I decided oddly enough on the treadmill (it a wonderful place to gather inspiration, I don’t know why but it just is) that I would take the old typewriter table that I picked out of the trash many years age for my son to use as a bedside table and reuse it. I’ll refinish it. Yes, I thought I will use it again for a side table…what a great idea. Free, good for the earth and it wouldn’t take up space waiting for another place in my home. Then I was off. I went and pulled out of his room and got started. Here it is before. It’s a cute little thing, a perfect size for my son’s room and again it was free. I sanded the green paint off the top and then over and rough spots on the metal legs that were painted green as well. After that I careful spread out a drop cloth on my crunchy grass so as not ruin the newly formed brown patches that are taking over of my yard. Next, I taped and cover the top and wheels with painter’s tape and newspaper. Then gathered all of my half empty cans of flat black (favorite) spray paint and sprayed the metal base. With the heat of the day it took all of 3 minutes to dry. Now it was time to stain the top. I used stain that was left over from another project and just wiped it on. Made some lemonade insuring ample drying time. After about 10 minutes I coated the top with Annie Sloan’s dark wax. Sat and watched it dry thinking… it sure is hot with the sun blazing down on me. After about 10 more minutes of pacing around I buffed the top. Here it is after. The whole project took me a little over an hour and a half to do. My son is pleased and so am I. It has a cool industrial look to it. What do you think?
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