It's been awhile since I've shared a furniture makeover but I have a quick one to share with you today!
My friend Katie picked up this piece at a thrift store and asked I could give it a little makeover. Obviously, I said yes! It had cute details and I loved the legs!
She wanted a bright yellow on the bottom and a "distressed" looking top. I'll be honest, when she showed me the paint color, I thought it was a little...um, bright.
The picture above doesn't quite do the "brightness" justice, but it was looking good!
I did 3 coats of the yellow and then moved on to the top.
She wanted it a little darker but to still look like wood so instead of sanding and staining, I simply wiped on a little charcoal paint with a foam brush to darken up the wood. There was no method to this, I just kind of played it by ear and darkened a few areas more than others.
I think it turned out pretty good, too!
I gave it one more coat of charcoal using even less paint this time and it was perfect. Here's the final product!
And because I love a good before and after...
Until next time...