I go through color crushes...red, green, gray...now aqua blue! I've had a pair of these end tables in my garage for a year and this week was the week that they got some love. They are not high quality furniture-just veneer, but they have nice lines and a delicate quality that I liked.
Aqua Smoke from Home Depot. While I was working with it outside, it seemed too light, but once I brought it inside, I just loved it!
First, a very light sanding on all but the table top (decided to leave it) and a good cleaning. Next, 2 coats of Kilz primer. I love how quickly it dries. I used a foam brush for most of the job, but I brought out my 1/2" craft painting brush to get at the detail work on the spindles and door.
Two coats of the Aqua Smoke were just right. Today I did two coats of water-based polyurethane in Satin (the paint was a sample, so it was flat-sheen, so I really needed the poly in order to give it the right look).
Now, what to do with this table's twin? Do it up the same? A different color? I'll admit I bought these tables with the intention of turning them into mini play kitchens for nieces and nephews...but now I'm not so sure. What do you think?