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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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Cover the legs with paper and tape off to secure.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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.