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No. 318: Set of French Provincial End Tables

I felt like I won the lottery when I spotted this set of French Provincial end tables for $20 at a local thrift store. I find end tables all the time, but usually not as a set.

Even better is there wasn't anything wrong with the pieces. Nothing to repair. Heck, there wasn't even any dust to wipe off! But I wanted to paint the set to give them a lighter and brighter finish. The leather tops were a little dark for my taste. The paint I chose works beautifully over leather.

Nevertheless, I still followed my standard cleaning process: clean with soap and water prior to bringing inside my home. Followed by a more thorough cleaning with a deglosser prior to painting. The link to the deglosser is the brand All-in-One which is the one I actually purchased. Surprisingly (in a really good way) a little bit of this product goes a long way. I bought mine almost 6 months ago and I still have about half a jar remaining. (This photo is from the first project I used it on.)


I painted …


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