My FFF [Favorite Furniture Finder] sells quite a few sets of end tables. I had my eye on a set listed on Craigslist and when I called, I learned I just missed them. The new owner was driving off with them as we spoke.
As luck would have it, my FFF had another set that I might be interested in, so I swung by the mini storage and snapped these up.
They are big. 26″ square and had details that I knew would look great when painted. As with all projects on my very long list, they sat in the garage all summer. But, once I decided to use Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Shutter Gray, I couldn’t wait to get started.
When using milk paint, there isn’t much prep work to do. I cleaned the tables with a damp cloth, mixed the paint and slathered it on.
Nothing like a Dino photo bomb.
When the paint was dry, I sanded to a smooth finish and lightly distressed the edges and then waxed the entire piece, which creates a strong, bonded finish that feels like butter when you run your hand over it.
It is the smoothest surface I have ever felt.
I cleaned the original hardware and reinstalled it. Buffed the dried wax surface and lined the drawers with a wallpaper I found at the Goodwill.
I placed them in the family room [for now].
The best part about these end tables is the back is completely finished so they can sit in the middle of the room and the back side of the end tables are just as pretty as the fronts.