This isn’t even close to being a DIY post.
Remember this seemly innocent can of paint? I was so excited when I bought it. Right away it was like I had to go buy brushes and make this happen.
The coffee table that resides in the living room started to become worn. Not worn in that cool antique shabby chic vintage-y way, but in the this cheap coffee table is starting to wear, way.
The people that were demonstrating this paint made it look incredibly easy (that’s their job, right?) so I was under the impression I would paint the table in the afternoon and then use it that night. Right? Noooo.
I read the instructions and shook that paint can for a solid two minutes, and stirred it for what felt like ever. I get to start painting, and there’s these crusty chunks in it. Turns out the top layer of paint dried, and here I am shaking this thing like my life depends on it, and I’m just making it way way worse.
So after a few weeks, a mini meltdown, and my boyfriend sanding the chunks and applying a protective coat, it’s like having a new coffee table. I think it’s pretty! I have a hard time finding things that are that color on it (like my laptop) but it will do. Besides, usually when I’m home, it’s buried by yarn…
So that’s my story, I will not quit my job and paint old furniture fun colors.