As we experience lovely, sunny weather, it is very difficult to believe that my backyard looked like this just a few short weeks ago:
(…And, yes, before you even ask, let me tell you that my tree, Mr. Bark, does have a face…it was a housewarming gift and I love it. Don’t Judge.)
When that picture was taken, all I was thinking about was hibernating in my warm house with a cup of hot chocolate. But, now that we are basking in this gorgeous weather, I have a raging case of spring fever! So, when I passed by a garage sale last week & saw this little patio side table for $2, I snatched it up!
As you can see, the glass is pretty scuffed up & the paint is really thick and chipped:
First step to recovery- scrape off all the loose paint, and sand, sand, sand! Because of the amount of peeling paint, this required a bit of elbow grease.
Next step- Rustoleum to the rescue!!! First a coat of Rustoleum primer spray paint, then the glossy black. To make spraying much easier, I used the Rustoleum comfort grip (about $5.99 at the hardware store)- it fits on any spray can & is so simple to use. As a chick who has suffered many a cramped hand and blistered trigger finger in the past, my advice is to acquaint yourself with this genius product & make it your friend.
Next, I tossed that thin, scratched up glass & popped in a couple of tiles I had leftover from a project. Because I already had the tiles and the primer, I only spent $2 for the table, & $4.49 for the black spray paint, for a total of $6.49.
The result? A convenient place to set my mug of tea while I curl up with a fun girlie book, and get some relief from my spring fever!