How to Turn Antique Tables Into Chic Decor
Refresh your space with a little bit of Krylon® color.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 7:31 AM
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Buying vintage is one of the best ways to add character to your space: You get a one-of-a-kind piece that has a history, yet can be totally personalized. While there’s always a place for restoring antiques to their original luster, sometimes secondhand buys warrant a complete makeover.
But that doesn’t mean you have to hack your new-but-old goods into totally different pieces. With a little bit of Krylon® spray paint, you can refresh your finds with color. Here, we show you how to turn a set of antique nesting tables into a chic, on-trend accessory.
Pick your colors. Krylon Fusion All-In-One™ and COLORmaxx paint come in dozens of on-trend shades in a variety of sheens to fit any design or style. We went with a pink, yellow, and metallic palette to complement the pale rose sofa in our room.
Prep your materials. You’ll need a drop cloth, painters tape, and paper to cover the parts you’re not painting. Krylon Fusion All-In-One paint smoothly adheres to difficult surfaces, so no need to worry about sanding or priming your tables.
Paint the table legs in a well-ventilated area. Cover the top of the table with paper, and tape it to secure. Before starting, read the Krylon® labels for safety, application, and dry time instructions. The 360-degree spray of the Fusion All-In-One and COLORmaxx makes it incredibly easy to paint tight corners and awkward angles, so you can leave the table standing upright while you paint.
Let the legs dry. The Fusion All-In-One needs at least two hours to be dry enough to handle, while the COLORmaxx paint takes about an hour.
Cover the legs with paper and tape off to secure.
Paint the table tops. We kept one table all-white, and painted the others the pinkish COLORmaxx Matte Sunrise and golden COLORmaxx Matte Summer Wheat.
Let dry, return to the space, and style! We accented the room by painting a variety of accessories in complementary hues. Krylon® paint sprays on clean and even, across a variety of surfaces: a metal ice tub got a slash of Fusion All-In-One Gloss Sunbeam, wooden picture frames were refreshed with Fusion All-In-One Metallic Dark Copper, and our woven palm planter got a dip-dyed look with a coat of COLORmaxx Satin Ballet Slipper.