My inspiration for a little DIY project was the below table spied on Pinterest. The minute I saw it I knew a table I found a few years ago at Target could easily be transformed into a look-alike!
Inspiration Table: $506 from Lulu and Georgia
My Version: $49 from Target
Deciding a gold base and light top would introduce a nice contrast against the dark floor, I got to work.
With some squeezing, I had just enough Rub 'n Buff left in the tube to cover the black metal base with a layer of warm antique gold. Easy peasy!
Next, moving on to tackle the table top. Removing it from the base...
...for a quick sanding.
Nothing beats Adhesion Primer from Sherwin-Williams, so a layer of that was painted on.
After the primer dried, a quick sanding followed by a coat - and then another - of ProClassics paint in Softer Tan, again by Sherwin-Williams. This go-to paint of mine is an acrylic formula designed for painting furniture with a hard wearing result usually accomplished only by using oil based paint.
And the result. Could I be any happier?!
Stands up quite nicely next to the inspiration table, I'd say.
That was fun... I must look around the house for more candidates to receive a quick update!