Here is the before.
I really like the shape/size of it, and it was gorgeous in my all-black-furniture apartment in grad school.
But it is time for an update. The paint had been scuffed during several moves, and I'm always in the mood for a change.
No secret techiques or tricks though. I just put two coats of white paint on it, which was just enough to wash the black away but still let a little peak through for a weathered look (which luckily, my husband loves).
I used the same no-sew technique here to whip up a miniature table runner out of yellow toile and light green burlap.
Rush supervised. I guess Amos had the day off.
The table only cost $30 at a junk/antique shop, so it's going to make the rounds with me for a long time!