As far as tutorials go, this could be summed up as follows:
- Pick up something off the street
- Paint it white.
I like West Elm's white lacquered tray but not enough to pay $60.
Someone in the neighborhood was throwing out this lightly finished wood tray.
I gave it a once over with a Scotch pad then gave it one coat of white acrylic paint.
Then I used a can of white gloss spray paint I thrifted. The bad thing about second-hand cans of paint is you never know how much has been used. Sure enough I ran out before I got a true glossy finish.
But it's good enough for being almost totally free, organizes my magazines and brightens up a corner of my bedroom. The little bird and the vase were also thrifted.
Have you successfully painted a second-hand find?