A touch of paint.

A few years ago, I acquired two end tables from my previous employer as they were beginning some remodeling. I knew they weren't the prettiest, but they were sturdy and had potential. Fast forward some time last (1.5 years exactly) and I finally got around to updating them.

I have really started to do more DIY project around the apartment, see previous posts on wall décor, kitchen cabinet remodel, coasters, eucalyptus wreath, pressed flowers and my herb garden. It is a fun way to watch some of your not-so-favorite items become your favorite. When approaching this project, I wanted to keep the update simple so I decided to just paint the base of each table white. I picked up an acrylic white paint from Michaels and used paint brushes that I already had, so overall the project was about $10!

Admittedly, this took a few more coats than I was anticipating - 4 total. I went into this project thinking it would be quick and easy, two coats and I am done. But I wanted to make sure there was full coverage.

Luckily, this was still a simple project. It took about 1 hour total because I wanted to make sure each coat was dry before starting the next one. I did this in my dining room with the windows open so there was a nice breeze coming in from the thunderstorm outside.

Overall, I am very satisfied with the final results. The end tables now bring a much more updated, bright look to my aptartment. I tried styling it a few different ways now that I had some inspiration from finishing this DIY!

With the white, I can virtually use these tables in any room. From the Dining Room as an accent table, above, to the living room as end tables for a chair, below, the options are endless. I always enjoy trying a few set-ups before I commit to one. I feel like I've done my homework that way.

Let me know what you think of the tables in the comment section below. I would love to hear from you on any DIY projects you have done recently.

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