This lovely table started out life in the mid 60's or 70's most likely. Made mostly of particle board, I really had to look past what it WAS to see what it could BECOME. But I liked it's lines.
You can see it in the photo below on the work bench, along with a couple of other tables I picked up for projects.
First I took the table apart. The center spindles just unscrewed from both levels and the legs screw off easily as well.
I sanded and sanded the tops, and after masking the edges with blue tape, I spray painted them several times with white spray paint, sanding between coats.
As for the legs, I wanted to give them a dipped look. To keep the legs standing for their painting, I used the screws that were already there and screwed them into a piece of scrap wood. This allows me to spin them around etc without touching them.
I masked them off with tape. this is a bit tricky because they are tapered.
Step one is getting a strait line.
I used old plastic bags to protect the parts I did not want to paint.
After that I oiled the wood parts of the legs with some Howard's and painted the edges of the table tops, by hand with brown paint and a small artist brush.
I'm having trouble deciding whether to keep this one or sell it. I love how it turned out.
Now on to the next table project.