This is the story of the table that I found on the side of the road over 6 years ago. It’s also a story of my local thrift shop that supports people in need with the profits made. Though I guess you could also say it’s a story about a DIY project that that have helped me set up my new studio kitchen space while being on a tight on a budget!
So if you’re following my stories on Instagram, then you must have seen the glimpses of my new studio that I’m renting with my bff – blogger friend Maca. You might have seen that the space we choose was completely empty – nothing but gorgeous light! We knew that the kitchen space was a priority, but we had to stay on the budget!
So I decided to take things in my own hands, and with a little help of my favourite spray paint Krylon, I managed to transformed the old and uninspiring pieces in to colorful and useful kitchen essentials! We needed a kitchen island, so I decided to use the old table for that purpose. We also needed a colorful glass collection to add a punch of colour to our otherwize very basic kitchen!
Let me show you where I started – what you see here is that old table that I found on the side of the road. I was keeping it in my basement knowing that one day I’ll find the way to bring it back to life – though you must admit that it looked quite hopeless. But I new that with a bit of colour and some ColorMaster™ Paint + Primer Enamel paint, I can bring it back to life!
This post was brought to you by Krylon, all opinions remain my own.
Another part of my vision was this colorful glass collection – and while we did have a couple of pieces, it was far from calling it a collection- and here is where my local thrift store comes to the story. I went there and got all the vases I could find and have spend a total of 20$ ( the lady at the case looked at me really funny) and decided to fake the colorful glass look. Here’s how mismatched they where:
I used the same ColorMaster™ Paint + Primer Enamel paint for both project- it’s my favourite spray paint that I already used in my own kitchen. What I love the most about it (apart from the amazing collection of vibrant colors) is that there’s no preparation needed ! I just wiped the table a little bit ( it was really dusty) and that was it.
And this same paint works on all surfaces- from wood, to glass!
Pro tip- when spray painting small objects, put them inside of a carbox, and spray without worrying!
Are you in to jadite glass? I love it but it’s so expensive! But see, with a bit of spray paint this candy bowl looks totally like a jadite glass bowl!
Just make sure to let the surfaces dry completely before moving them around!
Note that spray paint should not be used for any object that comes in contact with food and painted objects should be used for decorative purposes only.
Now, would you believe this table used to stand useless in my basement for years?
I just love how it turned out! I feel like my soul sings when I look at all these colours! As Matisse said “Purer colors… have in themselves, independently of the objects they serve to express, a significant action on the feelings of those who look at them.” – simply said color brings emotion !
And now, let me show you my hacked colourful glass collection- can you tell which pieces where spray painted and which are original?
To say that I love our little kitchen space would be an understatement- and all it took to make it so cheerful was some spray paint!
Disclosure – this post was brought to you by Krylon, all opinions remain my own.