We found this great, small coffee table at a thrift store shortly after we moved here. We paid a whopping $5 for it and it’s solid wood, which I love. We went back and forth on color to paint it, I wanted more of a red-orange color but then Al suggested this emerald green color and I thought, why not try something new. So he got to work on it. When we moved here I started work four days after we got here and his start date was four weeks out so he did a lot of the projects around the house during the day.
He gave it a light sanding to rough it up a little. He didn’t prime it and instead just got right to painting it, which after two coats seemed perfectly fine. It was the perfect pop of color in this white and grey apartment. I wanted to add a little more to it though so with a small, fine tip brush I painted around the edge in gold.
This took about 100 coats because I didn’t prime it, so see, something need priming, some don’t. I didn’t mind though, I would just paint a coat of gold on each time I walked by or in between doing other things.
I had also found this perfect sized tray with a horrific painting on it for the lower part of the table.
I painted that gold as well and that also needed I’d say four coats of the gold. It actually could still use one more coat I just keep forgetting!
I love the look of the table and tray together. It’s the perfect size table for our space and I like have the tray to corral rowdy things like the remotes, magazines and coasters.
Turns out Pantone was right on with emerald being their color of the year for 2013. Have you guys brought any emerald into your lives through your home or closet?