I happened upon this nice end table at Goodwill yesterday evening. It is a nice sturdy table and in nice condition too! It was only 7.99 so I figured I couldn't go wrong by getting it. We have been needing an end table in our living room and this was perfect! I decided that it needed a little bit of work so decided on spray painting it black and adding a little distressed look to it. I love what I have seen on other blogs with the distressed finishes.
Anyway, this is what we started with. . .
The table had a few scars and dents on the top so we sanded everything down with sandpaper and sanding sponges. Then we used the palm sander on the top. . .
After cleaning the table really well, I used a black satin spray paint and painted the whole table. I sprayed it with several thin coats.
Then after letting it dry for about an hour, I slighted distressed the edges of the table with sandpaper. Then after wiping it down again I used a spray Polyurethane to add a protective layer. And, here is the finished product!! I really like it!