We bought an old sewing machine table at Salvation army a few years ago. I really liked the size and shape, but haven’t taken the time to spiff it up.
A few days ago, while I was day dreaming about being able to afford all new furniture, I realized, who needs that when you have a can of spray paint and a napping baby!
It took just a day. I sanded off the top, and a quick once over on the base. I taped the top off, and spray painted the base. I did 3 or 4 coats. To make sure it was all smooth and did a quick sand between coats (this really makes the finish look so much better, I promise, it is worth it) For the top I used Watco, staining wax finish that I had from some old nightstand that I built in wood shop class in college.
Now, I am just kicking myself for how long a waited to do this. I could have been happier a long time ago!