***Update: This project got featured at Apartment Therapy.***
Yes, you can paint over your old glass patio table like I did with mine.
It all started one sunny Saturday morning when I finally let my kids loose in the backyard. While the kids were busy, I noticed this really sad and gloomy patio table.
I know, sad and gloomy right? So I thought I'd transform it and use it inside!
After wiping this thing with a wet rag to remove the debris and let it dry, I got into painting.
Painting the legs was pretty easy, used a glossy white spray paint with multiple thin layers.
As for the glass top, I used the Americana Decor Chalk Paint in everlasting white or similar to this *affiliate link, left-over from my Organized Charging Station Drawer project.
After painting using a foam roller the glass part of it, let it dry and I got so scared because the texture was cracked!
Hmm...Okay, I thought. So I added another layer of paint over it and with special attention to the cracked areas.
Multiple layers were added with about 10-20 minutes of drying time in between, depending on what I was doing.
Then finally had the finish that I wanted, it wasn't smooth but it wasn't cracked. If you can remember, this same table was used in the corner where I finally hung my DIY Photo Canvas with Texture
I let the paint cure for supposedly a couple of days but then being a working mom that I am, that couple of days became a week.
But when I finally had the time to tackle the gold-dipping and gold-striping of this table, it was super fun and super easy!
Dusted off the table then start taping it off, I used this Frog Tape *affiliate link to do this.
Remember to press your tape down to the surface with special attention to the corners, edges & curvy surfaces.
Then I also used the same Frog Tape *affiliate link for the gold-dip the legs.
Then spray-painted this baby! I used a metallic gold spray paint, Krylon Metallic Gold Spray Paint *affiliate.
Sprayed multiple thin layers.
Carefully remove the frog tape while the paint is still wet to get that nice crisp line.
Oh, stay posted because I have a project coming up using the gold painted frog tape that I saved from this project.
Then spray-painted with clear acrylic for protective coating.
I. love. it.
I'm glad to go for half-horizontal, half-vertical stripes. It looks edgy and modern.
And how about those sexy gold dipped legs?
I am especially in love with how the top looks like when your looking down at it.
Then put it back in that corner.
And now for the before and after.
Oh I just love transforming anything bland to fab.
So what do you think?
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