Have you ever purchased a home decor item that you “had-to-have” at the time, and later turned to despise? That’s the case with a round side table we purchased about four years ago. It’s just too clunky and dark for my current style. I’ve tried to sell it, but couldn’t find a buyer. I could donate it, but I thought I’d try a DIY project first, since if I end up hating it, I don’t have much to lose.
Here’s the table in question beside the settee under our stairway. Taking the West Elm lime green ombre throw as inspiration, I decided to ombre paint the table.
The table is metal, so I applied two coats of primer, then two coats of lime green spray paint all over.
Then I sprayed the bottom with a darker green, with a heavy hand at the bottom and a lighter spray as I approached the middle. I did the same thing with gold spray paint at the top. It’s not a precise paint job, but I wanted each color to bleed into the next, as opposed to having a taped straight line.
Then I added a round beveled mirror (from Target) to the top, but I still need to glue it.
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I wouldn’t say I’m in love with it or that it will stay forever, but I like it better than the before. And spray paint is FUN:)
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I like it!!! Very cool look. 🙂
Love it! Mych less "clunky" than before!
OMG ITS FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!
Ohhh! I think it looks great! and the mirror is a great choice for the top!
Looks great! What a creative way to update something you have "grown out of"… Love it and the blanket!!
I love it! Everything looks more balanced now, as before the right side seemed a bit weighty. And, you can always change it later. Love spray paint!!
Oh my, I love it! Pining it!
Not bad. Not bad at all! Great idea, Megan.
I love it! It really stands out now!
I love it! It really brightens up the space (which is perfect since it's summer). Gotta love spray paint – no risk… come fall, maybe you'll want to spray it with more autumnal colors 🙂
Wow, what a difference! I love it!
Fun transformation, girl. I am all about revamping to enjoy it again. Super clever, girl.
Well done!! I love making pieces I already have work. You lightened it visually by about 50 pounds! And super score finding a mirror top that fits perfectly!
I love that you added a little gold – glams it up with that mirror on top too! Such a fun project! I'd love to have something like this out on my deck. Hmmmm…….you've got my wheels turning now. 😉 PS – I have that same silver vase -it's in my bathroom!
I love this idea! The colors, ombre effect and the mirror on top definitely add the pizzazz it was missing 🙂
I simply love it! Nice colour combination.
Isn't it incredible what a coat of paint or two will do for a piece? Makes you wonder what mfg. were thinking when they made it. Sure alot more personable now than that dull wood look.
I think it looks fabulous Megan! Very clever and a nice touch of glam!
You are amazing….I love the color.
Wow! How creative. Love it!
Such a great idea! Love it!
it looks amazing, megan!
What a great upgrade! Thanks for sharing you method.
Hi Megan! Just catching up here! Love this idea – you are so creative!
that looks awesome! It's amazing what the little punch of color did! And I love the mirror on top!
What a great furniture revamp!!!