As you can see... this table needed some help. Casey had this table all painted yellow and when it didn't live up to her expectations... she started chipping the paint away (off of the top.) Soon enough we bought some spray that made it 1000 times easier to get the paint off. With a blank surface of a table, we decided to take advantage of the situation and spice it up a little... with neon colors. I'll give you a step by step of how we did it.
Start off with a stripped down table surface. (As you can see, we didn't really care about taking the paint off of the legs- our focus is on the top.)
Sand the table down really well.
Paint the legs/ bottom of the table. We used neon yellow spray paint.
When the bottom has dried, tape off the top of the edges of the top of the table.
We stuck computer paper to the backside of the tape to make sure we didn't get any paint on the bottom of the table. If you can do without, more power to you. WE. ARE. CLUMSY.
We spray painted the top of our table gray, let it dry a little and then removed the tape and paper.
For our table we wanted to do a series of diagonal stripes weaving in and out of each other. These were the first two I did. I just took a yard stick and marked two lines, and with a paint brush, painted in between the two lines. The next few pictures will be just showing you the colors we did and how it progressed. It took a while since the paint had to dry every time I put a stripe down.
Many layers later, this is what our table looked like. We finished it off with two clear glossy coats of paint and here are some pictures of the finished product below. (The neon colors really don't show up very well in the picture.)
This is just a glimpse of what we are working on in the living room. We are still working hard on fixing it up without spending a whole lot of money. Stay tuned to see what has changed next!