My son LOVES sanding which is great because I hate doing it. The nicks and grooves will give the table top a bit of personality, but I do want this to be as smoothly sanded as possible.
He is using a piece of fine grit sand paper and he is getting the shiny finish off as well as smoothing out the table top as much as possible.
Use a damp cloth to remove all the dust. Make sure that every surface is clean. You NEVER want to paint over dust.
For a tutorial on how to finish the rest of the table click here. Here is the drawer that has had the hardware removed for sanding and painting purposes. I love drawers that can be used for storage and organizing.
There is no turning back now. I can't wait to show you how it turned out.
I treated the handles with a very light coat of same spray paint I used in the tutorial link above. I like that some of the antique black is showing through the spray paint. I mainly wanted to cover up the fake brass look.
I love how the tables tuned out. Here is one of them.
I can't believe how perfect they are for the sun room. The total cost was ten dollars for two end tables. I used spray paint, sand paper, and blue paint that I had left over from previous projects.
I am linking up to Thrifty Things Friday at the Thrifty Groove.
I am linking up to the Garage Sale Finds and Makeovers Linkup: