I first fell in love with this side table from Pottery Barn:
But since it's from Pottery Barn, I think we all know the price wasn't a bargain (or anywhere remotely close to one).
Then came Z Gallerie's side table for only $99.
A lot better in price, but I still couldn't do it.
Well, remember this guy:
Yep, I used him and made my own:
I'm so happy with how this table turned out.
I scored this table off Craigslist for $10 (!!!!!!!), and once the cost of spray paint is factored in – I only spent $27 plus change on everything.
Unfortunately, the table is too big for the space I intended it to go. While I love it next to the chair, for it to go there – I have to push the chair too close to the sectional – and that's the only walkway to the kitchen. So for the moment, my table is homeless. I love it so much, but Craigslist may be in its future.
This project was super easy. I roughed up the table with sandpaper, cleaned the table off and then used Rust Oleum's titanium silver metallic spray paint. With the finish on the table being so dark, I ended up having to use 2 bottles. Once that was dry, I used a clear coat spray paint over that just to be safe.
Note: Of course that's "Mockingjay" on the table. And of course, I already finished it. That book was amazing! Seriously, go read The Hunger Games series right now!