An Uninteresting Plant Table Turns Into a Beauty

4 Materials
2 Days

You can turn anything into a work of art with a little vision and know how. This one was a Christmas gift for my daughter - she'd told me the day I got it at a thrift shop that she was putting her name on it.
This piece surprised even me. Outdated, nothing special and certainly not comely, this one shouted for someone to fix it. I decided the last week of Christmas that I was going to redo it for my daughter who had put so much time into helping me with my new membership site campaign.

First I cleaned and sanded and then primed with STIX, a bonding primer.
Then painted it black with General Finishes lamp black and dry brushed it with several colors to give it interest.
Since my DD liked gold metallics, I added bronze and gold for added glitz.
Dry brushing is such a great way to add interest and depth.
And then finally added a stencil on top using one that I knew my son-in-law would like. I did all of this in two days - the fastest I've ever redesigned a piece of furniture! And fortunately they liked it!
For more photos and details, visit Love My DIY Home at the link below. To see more of my furniture flipping ventures and find out about my membership site for furniture artisans, go to my main site,

Suggested materials:

  • General Finishes Pearl Effects  (Rockler Hardware)
  • General Finishes Lamp Black  (General Finishes)
  • Stencil  (Michaels)
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