Would you buy this???
Well I did.
I saw it on facebook on our local buy/sell/trade group.
I had no need for it, but it was only $5.
I knew the lady who had it for sale,
I told her that I’d take it if no one else wanted it but not to hold it for me.
I didn’t want to take it from someone who needed it.
Well no one else wanted it so I brought it home and looked for a spot.
I found it. In the back family room.
That room had NO place to set a drink, remote, or lamp.
The room is filled with mismatch furniture
and THIS CHEST OF DRAWERS I painted last fall.
So I used the same paint color.
I had 2 cute little helpers dressed on their “paint clothes”.
Even when helping me paint outside this is what they wear.
We live in the country…It’s OK! :)
I did not do any prep work, no sanding or priming!
I painted 2 quick coats.
I was not too worried about being perfect since I knew I would be distressing it.
Here is a picture after the first coat.
After 2 coats.
I let it dry over night.
Then the next morning I took my radial sander and sanded down some edged.
Next, I took a dark Gel stain and dipped into it with a Q-tip
and brushed it on the raw wood.
I also added some gel stain to the recessed areas.
I took an old t-shirt and wiped all the stain off.
It stuck on the raw wood and in the recessed areas but took the majority off the wood.
Be sure to do small areas at a time because gel stain dries quickly.
Since my side table is a hexagon I just did one of the 6 sides at a time.
The only thing left to do was to add the knobs back on.
I chose to only put the knob on without the back plate that use to be on it.
It was such a FAST project and CHEAP!
I had everything on hand so it was in total $5.
I am very pleased with how it turned out.
Now I’ll ask the question again.
Would you buy this for $5?