You may have seen my makeover of my neighbour’s 1950s nest of tables in the August 2014 issue of Style at Home magazine. Well here is how I did it:
1) After a good clean, I sanded down the rough edges, mainly the table corners and the feet.
2) Painting the legs – I painted them light grey with quick-drying satin gloss from Wilkos. I didn’t bother with primer, and they are still looking good 8 months later.
3) Then the fun bit – the neon table tops. I used Rustoleum Neon Paints which I purchased from Homebase in pink, green and yellow. Again I didn’t use primer, just painted straight on and did a second coat on the following day.
4) And finally, here is the finished product! The finish is smooth and wipeable. The tables have had many milk and coffee spillages, and the paint is still looking as bright as ever. It has the thumbs up from my toddler 🙂