Ratan Table Re-Do Tutorial

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A few weeks ago I happened upon (sounds like I’m telling a fairytale) the sweetest little table at the thrift store.  It was in great shape and the price was right…$8! My kind of find.  I’ve been on the hunt for a small table that would fit into our bathroom that I could put a little lamp on.

I get so anxious to get started with all my great finds that I forget to take a before picture!!!  So picture this little table a beige, bleached kind of wood :-).

My first step was to wipe the table down with a soft, damp cloth.  I let it dry and then primed it with Rustoleum’s White 2x Coverage Primer Spray Paint.  I love this stuff.  It’s amazing the difference between the 2x coverage and the regular coverage primer.  I turned it upside down and primed the underside.  A better color of primer (since I was doing black) is the grey primer.  I happened to have the white on hand, so I just used it.

I let it dry a few hours and then I was ready for my black paint.  I used the same brand of paint – Rustoleum’s Black Gloss 2x Coverage.

This comfort grip made by Rustoleum is a MUST HAVE!!! I use it all the time.  My finger doesn’t get sore OR get paint on it!

I sprayed a light coat on the underside of the table, let it dry and sprayed a light second coat.  I turned the table over and did the same thing to the top of the table (1 light coat and allowed it to dry and then applied the 2nd coat).

Here is how it turned out.  I just love it!

Goodness!  A little blurry!!! Sorry about that folks….
and nope…no baseboards yet!


Oh MUCH BETTER.  This is the top view (obviously).  You can see that the rattan is in perfect shape.


Here is the bottom part of the table…again, the rattan is in perfect shape!
Love my kitty?  Garage sale find years ago.  I have two.  The other one is brown.

This was such an easy, quick project.  I LOVE SPRAY PAINT!!! Now to find a little lamp and get my baseboards done.  It’s always something isn’t?  My hubby occasionally says, “So when we are done doing everything in the house, then what are you going to do?”  Isn’t it obvious???? START ALL OVER AGAIN!!! duh…:-).  I swear, I didn’t say that…

See you tomorrow night for Highlights from #8 Link Party – “Turning the Daunting Into the Do-able”. 


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  1. ah the POWER OF PAINT!!!! LOVE it!!!!! hugs…

  2. It is amazing what a can of spray paint can do to change the total look of a piece of furniture. It turned out lovely.


  3. It looks so good. I have a ceiling fan with the ratten on the blads. I m thinking of spray painting it white. And the metal of the fan is brass so I m thinking of spraying that too. Just have to figure out how to take it down.

  4. great little table!!!

  5. Spray paint rocks, no DOUBT! That little table looks fabulous.

  6. Your table looks wonderful.


  7. That looks great!!

  8. That really turned out awesome! Spray paint can fix just about anything. I had a spray paint trigger handle thingy but the stupid thing made a mess dripping every where. Will have to find the Rustoleum one for sure! Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday’s Best =)

    • Nothing is worse than a cheap spray paint trigger handle! I’ve tried the cheap ones and it’s just not worth. Definitely invest in a Rustoleum!

  9. There’s nothing like the power of paint. this little table had a lot going for itself even before it was painted. but now it just pops. Great character. Love the kitty, and love the checkboard plate. I’ll have to try that spray paint trigger handle, been using my fingers and they get so sore. Thanks for sharing at Sunday’s Best.

  10. beautiful I love it. Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

    A mommy’s life…with a touch of yellow

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