Spring has sprung. After all of the waiting, we’re finally in the depths of some warmer weather and I’m celebrating by getting out the bright, cheery drinks and snacks to enjoy outside on the patio.
I hinted last week to a project I was working on with Sherwin Williams in conjunction with National Painting Week and today, I’m finally revealing the finished product! The best part of the whole project is not only the color change, but also the bar tray itself.
I used the base of an old directors chair that I’d had and simply removed the arms and set a wooden tray on the top. There you go! Base, tray, a new coat of paint, and I’ve got myself a tray table worthy of any bar area and was able to use an old piece of furniture that had been sitting in the guest room.
If you’re not a huge DIYer, I swear you can still do this project. I didn’t use a primer, but I did sand off any clear finish that had previously been on the stool base and used two coats of Lemon Twist paint with a sponge brush to reduce brush strokes (and make for easy clean-up!). I finished off the table by painting the hardware gold and adding some painted gold ‘L’ brackets to the corners for a more polished look.
I LOVE the way it turned out and the extra pop it lends to my (mostly neutral) dining room. What do you think? Are you inspired to do your own home paint project yet? Head on over to Sherwin Williams’ National Painting Week site to see color inspirations, painting ideas, and expert tips all week! If you think you’d like to see more projects like this one, there are thirteen other bloggers using paint to transform their spaces.
I cannot wait to check out the full week of projects and I hope you follow along as well!
*this post is sponsored by Sherwin Williams, but thoughts, photos, and ideas are all my own.