my mom and i found this little mid century step end table at a garage sale at the beginning of the summer.
i brought it home, tried to find a place for it, thought about painting it (cause you know i love to paint!) and then decided to try and sell it. when no one seemed all that interested in it, i revisited the idea of painting it.
so that's what i did. the black legs and gold metal trim were in vintage condition. the gold trim was rather splotchy in places, showing a bit of surface rust and just general dirtiness. because the laminate top is in great condition and is a light, brown color, i thought spray painting the metal areas an espresso brown color would look nice.
now i have to pace myself when it comes to spray painting. i get so excited about seeing the transformation, i want to zip through the spray painting and not take the time to do it right. this table was particularly challenging to my not-so-patient self because i had to prime the metal surfaces before painting, not to mention the pain-staking job of taping off the areas that i didn't want painted.
so when the big reveal came, i was quite excited to see just how much better the table looked.
slowly but surely, our collection of mid century furniture and accessories is growing. we just love it!