i spotted this table in a west elm catalog recently and thought to myself, ‘self, i can do that.’ so i did. mine is a little different though: it’s taller, instead of the ‘dipped’ part being raw wood, i painted it gold, and mine only has three legs, but who’s counting, right?
i had painted my entire table white a while ago, so i went straight to the legs. i guesstimated that the dipped part on the west elm table measured up to roughly 1/3 of the leg. i wanted to see a little more gold, so i measured up 10 inches and put the tape there. make sure it’s on securely – you don’t want any bleeding under the tape. then get your paintbrush dipped and get to painting. i did about 3 – 4 coats and sanded (lightly!) in between a few of them. when i’m painting, i use this to sand between coats – it’s almost like a buffer.
and voila! it doesn’t look like a million bucks, but considering i have less than $15 invested in it, i’m a happy camper.
i’m off to slap a coat of polycrylic on this bad boy, and then i can put it to work. might be fun to put neon pink or yellow on yours!