This is just another example that ANYTHING can be painted. Really.
I was driving by a yard sale when these tables caught my eye. From the road, I couldn't quite figure out what was going on with them, specifically the top. But, they had such a great shape. So, of course, with Emma in the back and a trunk full of toys, I did a quick U-turn in the middle of the street to check 'em out.
I almost forgot some before pics, but here are the two side tables. The coffee table was exactly the same.
Like I said, I *almost* forgot my before pictures. I had already taken the drawers out ready to paint, but you get the idea, right? So, check out the tops on these. I was able to discover that these tops are wood, but covered in laminate. White marbley (is that a word?) laminate. I literally sat there for about a half of an hour trying to decide if I should rip off the laminate or leave it on. Then, I had flashbacks to an unfortunate veneer peeling off incident that took me forever and a day. These tables are not the best in fine craftsmanship, but they certainly are very pretty, so I left the laminate on. I knew I wanted to paint them in ASCP Old White, but even I doubted it with those tops. So, I did prime the tops, then painted the whole piece with 2 coats of the Old White.
So, whaddya think?
They are so pretty! I mean, look at those sexy legs!
Here is the coffee table:
Long and lean, just like me...NOT!
Look how the distressing brought out all the detail:
Like I said at the beginning, ANYTHING can be painted with the proper priming and prepping!