Easy Paint Makeovers
What You'll Need
- Two cans Krylon Fusion (comes in 40 colors; shown in River Rock on the glass and White on the frame; $7 each, krylon.com for store locations).
- One pack steel- wool pads (about $4 at hardware stores).
How to Do It
Step 1: Remove the glass and set it aside. Use steel wool to scrape off any rust you see on the frame.
Step 2: In a well-ventilated area―outside on a nonwindy day is best―set the frame on cardboard or a drop cloth that extends a foot beyond it in all directions. Shake the paint can for two minutes. Then, from 10 to 12 inches away, spray on a thin layer, using a sweeping motion that starts off of one side and continues past the other. Let it dry completely (check the can for drying time), then apply a second coat, flipping the frame over if necessary to cover it completely.
Step 3: Clean both sides of the glass to remove all dirt, dust, and streaks. Next, lightly spray-paint only the underside. This gives the glass opacity and a pretty color but leaves the top easy to clean and still able to accommodate a coasterless glass without scratching.