First, the inspiration. I was at my local Restore the other day and stumbled upon this beauty for $5! Although I wasn’t sure where I could use it I knew I had to have it! I was introduced to Restore through the Home Show Upcycle Challenge this year. It is a wonderful resource for those in North America wanting to do small home renovations or revamping a space with new furniture. All proceeds go to support Habitat for Humanity.
Step One: Spray Paint
I decided to spray paint the table as it was not in the best shape and figured this would hide any flaws. I really like Rustoleum because I never have an issue with their spray heads breaking or not spraying evenly.
Step Two: Create a DIY area.
I don’t have a lot of space for DIY’s so the space I use outside I make sure to cover with a tarp, to protect the ground and anything around it. I also use anything in the garden to keep the tarp weighted because there is nothing worse than finishing up spray painting and a gust of wind throws the tarp into your project, it’s happened, take my word for it.
Step Three: Paint the bottom.
I wanted to make sure I had an even coat on the bottom portion. Also by not painting the top I could flip the table over to get the inside.
Step Four: Paint the top.
Wicker is hard to spray paint! There are so many small little nooks, it definitely took a few coats to get it even.
Step Five: I should have stopped at step 4.
Ok the white looked too plain so I decided to try some red. I totally did not like this at all! Oops! Onto the next step. Covering up the red.
Step Six: Paint the top black.
I didn’t think the white would cover the red so I had a black can of spray paint and used that. It worked great. I simply put blue painters tape (which is the best and will never take off your paint) around the edge to keep the white and voila! A vintage wicker table makeover all ready for patio season.
Cost: Vintage Wicker Table: $5, Spray Paint: $8