Margot Austin, Senior Design Editor at House and Home, recently posted a list of items she’s over, which included “spray lacquering substandard furniture”. However, she follows her point noting that pieces with no merit in the first place can be sprayed; she calls this putting “lipstick on a pig”, and it perfectly describes my bedside table project!
The boring old table was a cast-off, but J and I can’t remember where it came from. The surface is scratched and notched, but it has served as a sturdy support for my various bedside books and etc.
I brought the table to the backyard, where I dusted it, and cleared the nooks and crannies with compressed air. The top surface of the table had been previously sanded (if I did it, I don’t remember), but I went over the entire piece with a sanding block anyway.
Time to slap some lipstick on this ugly pig:
…and an hour later, I have a distressed blue bedside table:
The raku seashells are from Northeastern Folk Art, and the teacup candle was a gift from a good friend.