Vancouver graphic designer, Nicole Phillips sent over this smashing "before and after" today after I spotted it on twitter. Don't you love the scalloped edges of this 50's table? Nicole and her boyfriend, Andrew Walker have been working hard to renovate their downtown loft apartment (if you visit her blog you'll see the progress) and have also managed to find time to do a quick makeover of a retro table Andrew was given from his mom. I asked Nicole if she would mind sharing their process with us. Click "continue" to see.
Andrew removed the rust from the legs and coated them with a chrome spray paint. They then taped off the very cute scalloped edges and sprayed them with Krylon pistachio spray paint.
The top was coated with a white epoxy spray paint for durability. (They suggest you do any large surface like this in VERY thin coats otherwise the surface will remain slightly tacky if you don't wait long enough between coats).
Isn't the final result adorable?
Follow Nicole and Andrew with more of their apartment renovations at Nicole's blog here!