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Last Thursday, as you know, we welcomed a new brassy member into our family. (He had a great weekend, btw.) Along with Mr. Pig, I snagged this bamboo table. I wasn’t sure where it would go, but I was thinking this little corner in the living room could use a better side table.
I’m a sucker for bamboo. (You’ll recall these chairs and this money maker for our front porch.) What would you do, I ask you, if this adorable bamboo table was screaming out for a makeover AND it had a blue 50% off tag. I mean, for $10, it would be foolhardy not to get it, right?
Normally I don’t bother with priming, but this paint was so dark and shiny, that I hit it with a quick coat of spray primer. I’d also like to mention that an empty garage under construction is heaven for spray painting… probably not going to fly with the architect, but I plan to get my spray on while they’re still building above.
I had some leftover red spray paint from the chevron chairs, so I decided to use that after seeing this hazy picture on Pinterest. The red also matches the other red elements in the living room where I was planning to plop this guy so win-win.
This little gadget made the job a piece of cake. AND, bonus, I didn’t have spray paint all over my fingers like I normally do after one of this projects. I picked it up at the Depot a while back and just forget to use it… but it makes the whole thing WAY easier. Trust me.
A few light coats of shiny red spray paint and my feet looked like this:
Oh, and the table? It looked like this:
Remember how that area looked before?
Well here’s how it looks now with the red shiny new bamboo better sized coffee table.
This lower table is so much more appropriate for the space; you want a side table to be a few inches lower than the arm of the chair so that people can easily place their drinks or twinkies or Star magazine down without reaching too far.
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