My 1st spray painted furniture!

Step away from the trigger spray paint can.
I'm hooked!
Finally a beautiful sunny day on the weekend to indulge myself in a bit of spray paint folly.  A few weeks ago I decided my living room needed NOT to be so matchy matchy with all the same color wood.  A desire rose up to paint my coffee table BLACK.  Then there was this tiny little voice that squeaked inside my head saying, "What if you mess it up?", "You've never done a large item".   But I had my new spray trigger and my fingers were itching to point the gun!

So I found an old sheet, grabbed the gun trigger, some sandpaper and my can of Rust-Oleum Canyon Black paint.
Put a chicken pot pie in the oven.
And I sanded.

I locked and loaded my can.  (Can you tell I have a police officer son?)
Took a few minutes to get used to the gun and technique.
Oh what's that?  Major delivery of my 'new to me' Maytag Washer and Dryer.

I am so grateful for a friend that helped install these plus worked on my drain.  I am now washing HUGE loads of laundry with no water running into my floor!  YEAH!  However, the process took more time than I anticipated due to several road blocks with the repairs.  I was able to finish up my spray paint job right before dust.  I brought the table in and waited impatiently for it to completely dry.
Remember this from last weeks vignette post?

Here she is AFTER today's new paint job

She looks expensive and sleek now!

I think she even makes my old hand-me-down sofa look better.

I LOVE it!  Not sure if I should sand her edges.  What do you think?  Yes to sanded edges or leave her be?
I'm linking in to Between Naps on the Porch, Met Monday.  Be sure to drop by and see tons of fabulous before and after make overs.  Need even more?  Hop on over to Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party!  Then visit Mustard Seed Creations for Furniture Feature Friday.
Also check out DIY Day at a Soft Place to Land's new home!
Check out The DIY Show Off for other fabulous furniture makeovers.
Also edited to add to the Rust-Oleum ReVamp party over at Shanty2Chic!
Shanty 2 Chic


Furniture Feature Fridays


  1. Great job!! I did the same thing to my coffe table in my family room, I like it much better.

  2. I think it looks fabulous! If your family is any thing like mine, they will "distress" it all on their own--no sanding needed :)

  3. Gorgeous table. I love it just the way it is. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

  4. I love it as is. And welcome to trigger-happy land. We're all very nice.

  5. Sherri you did an awesome job! It looks so classy with the new paint job.

  6. Looks MUCH better painted! I like it! As far as sanding, I think it's just a personal preference. Would look nice either way.

    pk @ Room Remix

  7. Hi Sherri!

    A very nice redo on that coffee table! It looks great!

    Have a wonderful day

  8. Just beautiful.
    I so love acorn decor for fall.


  9. Oh Sherri! That looks so much better!
    Ahhhh the power of black spray paint!!
    I am a sander/distresser by that is what I do. Try it, and if you don't like it, you can aways use your trigger spray again!!
    Have a great week!

  10. I like it the way it is...goood job painting it

  11. It looks great! Glad to hear you're hooked. You should post your furniture makeover to the Furniture Feature Friday link party over at my blog this week. There's a giveaway for my favorite! (Shameful plug, I know.) And congrats on the "new" washer and drer. That always makes a daily task more enjoyable. I just became a follower...

  12. I like it! I think I'd leave it as it is. Looks great!

  13. Hi! OH, how beautiful your table turned out! It does look expensive. I wouldn't sand the edges! Live with it for a while before you do that.
    I'm so proud for you getting those nice laundry appliances!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Just wanted to drop by and say thanks for commenting on the chandelier lowering post on my blog. Just yesterday I started my very first spray painting makeover - funnily enough on another chandelier! I'll be posting it on the blog soon.

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  16. I'd say to let your family "distress" it. Otherwise let it ride as-is for a while. Not your last spray painting job I'd bet.

  17. isn't it amazing how a can of spray paint can make something so gorgeous.

  18. That look so good. I love to spray paint things black. I went through a phase last year where nothing was safe.

  19. It looks so much better ! I need to get me one of those triggers.

  20. hmm, i vote unsanded. but i bet it would look awesome either way! :)

  21. You did a terrific job!! congratulations!! Love you header picture too~ love it!!


  22. I say distress her edges a bit - but my theory is that it's going to get distressed, anyway, may as well make it intentional!
    Love it black - it's gorgeous. Nice job!

  23. How wonderful! I think it looks much better now! Good for you!

  24. I agree on the matchy, matchy. Looks like the table came out great.

  25. I know I already commented, but it looks great! Thanks for linking up.

  26. Great job! I am getting ready to do the same to some of my tables, but can't decide on white or black - you're right, black looks great!

  27. I'm about to spray paint something tomorrow, so this is a real inspiration to me! I'm a little worried about how it will go, but I'm loving seeing how well everyone else has done. I might have to attack more than one thing tomorrow, after all! Great job.

  28. It looks great! I have to say that I like it nice and smooth without sanded edges. It looks so elegant in the darker color.

  29. Beautiful transformation! Great job!


    Thanks for adding your inspiration to the Show & Tell! I love it!


  30. Beautiful change! I stumbled on your blog looking for pictures of spray-painted furniture. I am contemplating spray-painting a desk for our living room. What kind of spray paint did you use? Did you finish it off with any kind of sealant? I'm worried for a desk that the paint will feel tacky. Does yours?

  31. Good Morning Sherri.
    Your table turned out beautifully! I love how you have decorated it too. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne


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