Mid Century Mint Table

Date
Oct, 20, 2015

Have you ever used a sprayer to paint furniture? I’ll admit I was scared to try it. HomeRight sent me one quite a while ago and it sat in the box for far too long. When I heard that the theme this month for The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest was Spray it Pretty I knew I had to man up and bust it out.

Best. Decision. Ever.

Of course I love the feeling when that first brush stroke hits a piece of furniture, but there’s also something pretty magical about watching a piece slowly get covered by a fine mist of paint.

MID CENTURY MINT TABLE

Mid Century Mint Table

So let’s talk details. I used the Finish Max Pro Sprayer and it was seriously the easiest thing to put together. I started reading the directions and making sure I had all my parts, and then I realized, it was basically already put together for me. Ready to use, right out of the box. That’s my kind of assembly.

Paint Sprayer

To start, you just pour your paint into the little container.

Paint spray bottle

I used Sea Mist by Olympic which I’ve found to be the perfect mint color. Not too bright and not too bold, but the perfect pastel color which is exactly what I wanted for the nursery.

Mint paint

Then you just screw on the top.

Homeright paint sprayer

And connect that piece to the tube, and you’re ready to go!

mint changing table

There are a couple ways you can spray, and I found the best way to be with the nozzle adjusted horizontally like this:

spray nozzle

The sprayer was perfect for this piece I was working on because I wanted to do the inside, and the little drawers on the front had all those little slats. Using a paint brush to paint the inside of a piece of furniture is a pain in the buns if you ask me. This guy gives such great, even coverage, it’s perfect to achieve a clean, modern look.

mid century changing table

Now for my ghetto set up. I bought a couple drop cloths and hung them up over my backdrop and taped them to the fence.

paint spray set up

Oaks thought it was the perfect place to hang out.

This actually worked quite well, except that it was a little windy and I had to use some extra tape for reinforcement. HomeRight makes a cool Spray Shelter, which is definitely something I need to invest in if I’m going to be doing a lot of this.

I thought the residue from the sprayer was going to go a lot farther, but it really stayed close to the piece. I think my drop cloths were actually a bit excessive, but as a first timer I didn’t know what to expect.

Time for the fun part. SPRAYING! As soon as I pulled the trigger I fell in love. It’s so easy to use and it’s so much faster than painting with a brush! Here’s how it looked after one coat:

first coat with paint sprayer

I probably could have done the first coat a little thicker but I was still testing the waters at this point. Here’s the progression after the second coat:

two coats of paint

You can already see how well it’s covering. I did 4 coats just to be on the safe side. I waited about a half hour between coats and it probably only took around 5 minutes to do each coat. Pretty amazing.

The finish was so even. It wasn’t the smoothest, but I think that was because of the paint I used. I probably could have added some floetrol. But all in all I was super impressed with this sprayer and can’t believe it took me this long to try it out.

Clean up was super easy too. Just wash with soap and warm water and fill your little container with some water and spray it out to make sure everything gets cleaned properly.

I gave the feet a little makeover as well, by spray painting them gold.

gold mcm legs

I’m so in love with how this little table turned out for the nursery. It has great storage and is the perfect pop of mint.

mint changing table

mcm mint and gold changing table

mint and gold nursery table

mint and gold table

pretty drawer liner

There will definitely be times when I still use my trusty paint brush, especially for more distressed pieces. But I was so amazed by this sprayer that for pieces where I want a more modern and clean finish, it just seems like the better option. So if you’ve been scared like me…DON’T BE! If you paint a lot of furniture like me, spraying is a game changer.

Of course we can’t forget this is a contest! Be sure to check out the featured hosts for this month HERE and HERE. And don’t forget to check out our sponsor, HomeRight. Not only do they have the Finish Max Sprayer. They have so many other amazing products that help make painting furniture so much easier!

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MCM Mint and Gold Changing Table

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41 Comments

  1. Reply

    Veronica

    October 11, 2016

    Love up cycling furniture with paint. I actually just mentioned you and this article in a bedroom UpCycle post on my blog 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 12, 2016

      So fun isn’t it! Thanks for the mention, your bedroom looks awesome!

  2. Reply

    Amanda

    November 30, 2015

    Love how this turned out! I bought a paint sprayer a few weeks ago and I’ve been nervous to try it but decided tonight’s the night. Thanks for your post! I’m excited to try it out now!!

  3. Reply

    Charlotte @ Ciburbanity

    November 9, 2015

    One of my faves!! The color is perfection. So sweet for a nursery. You’re also a better woman than I am to have lined the drawers… such a great touch. (I’m way to lazy for that… ugh.) Love it!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      November 12, 2015

      Thank you so much Charlotte! I love lining drawers but it can definitely be a pain sometimes 😉

  4. Reply

    Sarah @ Little Red Brick House

    October 29, 2015

    Oh my gosh, that color! So pretty! And I love the drawer liners. You’re giving me confidence to bust out my paint sprayer, lol. You make it look easy!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      November 3, 2015

      Thanks girl! You totally need to bust it out! It’s so worth it!

  5. Reply

    Jenny @ Refresh Living

    October 25, 2015

    It looks so beautiful – perfect for your nursery! It’s amazing how much faster it is than painting by hand.

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      brepurposed

      October 27, 2015

      Thank you so much Jenny! It seriously is so fast and easy!

  6. Reply

    Bre @ Average But Inspired

    October 23, 2015

    This is gorgeous, Bre! You got me so excited about using a sprayer, too! I think I’m gonna try it on my mom’s bedroom furniture. What did you use to seal this piece? Great work!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 24, 2015

      Thanks girl, you definitely should! I sealed it using MMS Topcoat. Not my fav but it’s low VOC, good for baby 😉

  7. Reply

    michelle

    October 23, 2015

    I am in love with this color. It looks amazing. I really want to try a sprayer. I just missed the sign up for this contest but may have to purchase one. It just seems so easy!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 24, 2015

      Thanks Michelle! They are the best, you should definitely get one!

  8. Reply

    Gilly @ Colour Saturated Life

    October 23, 2015

    Love this! Love the colour, love the style and I love the little peak into what a magical place the nursery will be. Oh and spray painting freaks me out, I like doing little things but not furniture, good on your for giving it a go!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      Thanks Gilly! And I was totally freaked out too but it seriously is amazing. You definitely need to try it!

  9. Reply

    karen@somewhatquirkydesign

    October 22, 2015

    This is a beautiful piece. I love that hardware. Great job!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      Thank you so much Karen!!

  10. Reply

    Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

    October 22, 2015

    I was just thinking about you yesterday and wondering how your pregnancy was going…guess if you’ve made it to the nursery, things are going well! This is so pretty. I really am loving all the minty pieces I’m seeing lately as well. I’ve never used a sprayer, but I love how you broke it all down so we could see how easy it is to use. Might have to consider it now. 😉

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      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      Aw you’re so sweet! Everything is going great! And you definitely should try a sprayer, they really aren’t as scary as they look!

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    Krystal

    October 21, 2015

    Oh Em Gee! This is perfect! I love the mint colour (Although yah, I’m biased!) and you make it all look so easy! You totally talked me into getting a sprayer btw! Great job Bre!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      Thank you so much Krystal!! You’re going to love your sprayer!

  12. Reply

    Marie from The Interior Frugalista

    October 21, 2015

    What a gorgeous makeover Bre! I’m not normally a fan of the color mint – my house siding is mint and I hate it. Buuuuuuut the mint color you’re using for your nursery is so pretty! I can’t wait to see the reveal. Love the paper you used to line the drawers too!
    I have a HomeRight paint sprayer and I don’t know how I lived without it – is it not the bestest or what!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      Thank you Marie! Ya, I can imagine mint siding might not be the prettiest ha. And I’m so glad I finally used my sprayer, I can’t wait to bust it out again!

  13. Reply

    Amy | Canary Street Crafts

    October 21, 2015

    Love everything about this piece! The color, the pretty drawer liner, and the gold feet! Great tutorial on using a sprayer too. I’m like you and have be hesitant to try one but I think you’ve sold me on it.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      Thanks Amy! You need to try it asap! You won’t be disappointed!

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    Shonee

    October 21, 2015

    Gorgeous! That is a really perfect shade of mint. I’m a sucker for gold accents as well! I know what you mean when you talk about painting the inside of a piece of furniture with a brush. Been there. Done that. Spraying is revolutionary!

    Shonee
    http://www.hawthorneandmain.com

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      Thanks Shonee! Never will I paint the inside of a piece of furniture again without my sprayer!

  15. Reply

    PJ @ A Girl Named PJ

    October 21, 2015

    I know next to nothing about painting furniture, but this method does look really easy!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      It was such a game changer!

  16. Reply

    Amy W

    October 20, 2015

    You know anytime mint green is applied, I’m a fan! And the process looked so speedy with your new paint toy! Love it.

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      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      haha thanks Amy! Glad there’s another mint lover out there!

  17. Reply

    Shayla Martin

    October 20, 2015

    I finally ordered a sprayer last week, still sitting in the box. Hoping to get it out this weekend, thanks for the inspiration and motivation. Absolutely love the mint color!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      Bust that baby out! You’ll be glad you did 😉

  18. Reply

    Kimm at Reinvented

    October 20, 2015

    Oh my, so beautiful! I can’t wait to see this nursery in all its glory! 🙂 Love that mint. I recently received my sprayer for the contest and I’m amazed by it so far, it really is a game changer. 🙂

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      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      Thank you Kimm! And oh my gosh, it’s the best! I can’t wait to use it again!

  19. Reply

    Katie @ Little House of Four

    October 20, 2015

    I love the style of this dresser and the color is perfect! I can’t wait to see it all set up in your nursery! Thanks for making the sprayer look so easy to use, I’ll definitely have to give it a try.

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      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      Thanks Katie!! You definitely need to try out a sprayer, it makes things so much easier!

  20. Reply

    Kristi

    October 20, 2015

    It’s absolutely perfect! Love that gorgeous mint colour and those gold legs are fab! I couldn’t help but smile reading your post today – I just tried my sprayer for the very first time too! Isn’t it amazing?!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 23, 2015

      Aw thanks girl! And oh my gosh, I can’t believe it took me this long to use it! Total game changer!

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