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Longest spray paint project EVER!

I don’t know how you all do it!  Every painting project I do, spray or otherwise, takes me several days.  I must be slower than beans!
Like this one for example.  It took me a full week from first coat, to placement in my living room.
But it looks goooood. :)
I used to have this gigantic monstrosity of a coffee table.  Much too big for my little room.   It was at least 4 x 2.5 ft.  And the top needed refinished.  So because it was a gigantic monstrosity, and mission style, which doesn’t really “go” in my house, I’ve been on the lookout for something
a) smaller
b) with toy storage
c) that goes with my “tv stand.”
And I couldn’t find anything and got impatient.  But then I remembered this pretty basket that I bought at an estate sale for $20 a few years ago. 
It’s definitely smaller - 2.5 x 1.5 feet – maybe even a smidge small, decor wise, but… it obviously has storage.  However, it did NOT match the TV stand.  So I went to work.
Step 1:  Prime with this stuff, which took me 2 days.img_1052
Step 2: Two coats of that Valspar stuff. (2 more days)
Step 3: Two coats of spray stain (have you ever seen this stuff before?   Totally cool!)  After I sprayed, I wiped it with an old sock.  So there is more stain in the cracks.  I wanted it to look less spray painted and more stained.  It helped, but it still looks pretty spray painted in real life. (1 day, plus about 3 days drying time.)
And in the end, I have this!  I am SOOO pleased with the way it turned out!
Total cost:
$20 Basket at estate sale several years ago (but at this point, I consider that free.)
$7.?? Spray stain (s0me leftover)
$4.?? Primer (and I used it all)
$3.?? Paint (I used all of this, too.)
$34 for a new coffee table with toy storage!
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  1. That looks so good and coincidentally I'm in the process of painting a trunk that I got at Goodwill for $20! We live in an apartment so I don't have anywhere I can spray paint...therefore I'm having to do it with a brush...not fun. I'm doing it white and it sits under a desk that we have our t.v. on and covers all the cords.

    Yours looks fantastic, great job and you're so patient!

  2. It looks amazing! I am also excited to try the spray stain, I never even knew this existed! Fantastic job!

  3. I've been looking for something just like that. I guess I'll need to hit up some yard sales. Very cute!

  4. I like it!! Amazing what some spray paint can do! Hey, what are you doing with your old coffee table? I am on the hunt for one a little more coordinating to our other furniture, and was thinking something mission styled. If you are wanting to sell it let me know, you can FB me or email me. Thanks and great job again!

  5. That looks fantastic! Kudos to you for sticking in there!!! Great job!

  6. It looks great! I love that it meets all of your criteria and it was cheap.

    You go girl!!!

    PS...had turkey at Subway the other day and told my children all about you.

  7. I love the color! I have two chests that I purchased au natural. One holds games in our living room, and the other holds extra towels and sheets in our bedroom. Bravo!!!

  8. If you hadn't shown the before I wouldn't have recognized it. Much better than the old coffeee table.

  9. Wow... I love it! That is gorgeous. Great job! :)

  10. Love this! I've been trying to find a trunk like that - great find! Love the new color too - looks fabulous!

    Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  11. Love it. The new color is fabulous and I love the texture! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate it!

  12. That looks great, and all that storage--awesome. I have never used the spray stain stuff. Did you like it?

  13. Love it, love it. You are so creative.
    Love the brown colour of the spray paint you used.