I love Craigslist. I’ve sold all kinds of things on Craigslist. One time I sold a stroller within 2 hours of listing it. How can you not love that? However, I had never bought anything on Craigslist until just a few weeks ago. I only had to search for a couple days when I scored a table & four chairs for my screened porch. They weren’t in the best shape, but it was still a deal for only $25. Here’s what the table looked like when we brought it home. Faded Forest Green. As soon as I saw it, I pictured it in my favorite basic black. (I know– it looks black in this picture.)
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And then I had a revelation. What if I painted it another color other than black? What if I painted it Robin Egg Blue? I planned to look for 6 small chairs to go around it so the whole family can eat together alfresco. And when I found some espresso folding cafe chairs, I thought maybe the blue could actually work.
So, I took the chance, and went for it. On the advice of some experts, we used oil paint. Specifically, we used Valspar Anti-Rust Gloss Enamel in the color “High Noon” from Lowes.
It was definitely a little more of a hassle to clean up the oil paint as opposed to latex, but I love how the finish turned out.
It was fun to change it up & use a fun color for this project. But don’t think I’ve totally given up the black. More projects in black coming soon! What have you not painted black recently?
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