Happy Sunday! It’s been a beautiful weekend in the Seattle area, so I have been out enjoying the sun with the family! But I wanted to make sure and get this project up for all to read about. It’s my first official DIY project! Well, it’s the first one I did on my own (my mom is a big DIY’er so she usually has a hand in a lot of projects I do).
We found this table at a consignment store and thought it would be perfect in our living room, but I really didn’t like the brass color so I decided to spray paint it chrome.
*Always spray paint in a well ventilated area! This stuff is toxic!
I first checked for areas that looked rough. I used a fine grit sand paper to sand a few spots until smooth. The chrome paint will show every imperfection so you want to make sure you have a smooth surface. I then wiped the table down with a damp wash cloth to remove any residue or dust that could be on the table.
I applied my first coat of primer very light. Brass is a tough surface to cover so I used automobile primer which adheres to brass better. Then I waited a few minutes and applied a second coat. I had a few areas start to run so I wiped the paint off and started again in that area.
After the second coat dried, I checked for areas I may have missed (all those little crevices I mentioned earlier) and applied as light a coat as I could to cover those areas. You want to make sure they’re covered but not so heavily that it will clump and/or run.