(Sorry about the bad picture quality! I lost the charger for my new camera and have been using my old one...)
I like the style of the tables, kind of retro modern. But the finish on each is pretty bad, Cheap wood laminate. I never thought anyone would really see them but me, but we've been having a lot of company over lately and have some more coming this weekend. So I decided it's time for a little sprucing up.
I thought a pattern on top of the tables would be a nice look. This technique didn't take me very long, just 2-3 hours for the whole project.
I really liked the pattern on this image I found on the internet.
I enlarged it on Photoshop.
Then cut the shapes out with an Exacto Knife. This took me the longest. I knew choosing a complicated pattern would take more time but I liked it. (Ugh my camera is horrible!)
I did then a light sanding so the paint would adhere better.
Next I painted the tops of the tables with some leftover paint I had.
I matched up the templates and taped them down to the table. For a really clean look contact paper would have worked better, but then I would have had to cut the shapes out twice since my printer won't print on contact paper.
Then I went to work with the spray paint! I used Rustoleum Heirloom White.
I think they turned out pretty cute! Not bad for finding them on the street, all this project cost me was $4 for spray paint!
Here they are in the sunroom.
Next project has to be recovering those pillows that came with the couch. Can you see them in the corner of the pic? They're pretty blah.