We managed to stay home all week with only one or two quick trips out.
That really helped with "Low-Spend January" for us! Surprising how much money you don't spend when you don't go out, right?
I had a "fail" a while back when I tried to put a shelf on the bottom cross bars, and the weight of the shelf broke one of the bars off.
Bar Front Bottom Broke So I Removed It...Well It Removed Itself
I plan to add the shelf back to the bottom, but this time I'll remake the shelf as a platform with wheels and then set the coffee table on it.
I got that idea from walking past this coffee table at Weir's Furniture a while back...
I'm Going To Copy The Bottom Shelf
So for now, I repainted the coffee table with fusion paint, which is a mineral paint that is similar to chalk paint, but leaves a slight coat of protection on the furniture.
If you want to improve your DIY skills, Linda's blog is a great place to hangout and learn!
You don't have to wax or protect furniture painted with Fusion Paint, but I do plan to add a layer of a protective coating to the top once I'm completely finished with the re-do.
Here's some "action" shots! I painted a few other small pieces while I was painting the coffee table. I'll show you those another day.
Started Painting The Bottom First - Suggested By DIYers
I plan to use a product called Tough Coat on the top of the coffee table for a harder finish.
Limestone On Left, Tough Coat, Casement On Right
For now I've got my coffee table back in the house, and one less project on the Fixing To Do list. Best of all, I didn't have to spend a penny on it since I already had the paint and Tough Coat sitting on my shelf.
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