One of my own rules of furniture re-fab that I’ve adopted through the years is– Buy now, think later. Of course this doesn’t apply to everything. And before the financial advisors out there startthe protesting,let me add another of my rules to live by: Always use common sense.
What I’m saying is– don’t pass up the unbelievable deal on that piece you know you can use.
My new marble top accordion table in the Piano Room is the perfect example of this.
At under $25, I think we all agree it was a good deal.
But the thing is, it didn’t look like this when I found it on the clearance aisle at Target.
Back then, it looked like this…
It was cute as is, but, I knew with a little spray paint and creativity, it could be dreamy. Ever since I bought my Olivia table from Ballard last year, I’ve loved the accordion style.
And after sitting in my garage for weeks, the new table finally got its makeover.
I started by giving the table base a few coats of my favorite Krylon Gold Foil Metallic.
And as for the marble top— well, it’s not really marble. For this, I summoned my inner faux finisher from years ago and gave it my best shot.
Then I went back over the same line, painting a thinner version of the original line.
Hope you like it! Go try your hand at some faux marble. Lots of fun!
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