Have you heard about the Sharpie Oil Based Paint Markers? I’m sure most people have by now and I’m just catching up. I was in Home Depot a few weeks ago looking at paint for my recent fireplace makeover and saw them hanging up above the paint cans. These markers can be used on metal, pottery, wood, rubber, and glass. It sounded like it was just what I needed to cover the scratches on the wood and metal coffee table we had just found in our local used furniture shop.
I just had to have this table as soon as I saw it and I almost walked right by it since it was covered by a few other things they had displayed in the shop. The wood was beautiful and I loved the metal frame…and the industrial wheels. And the price? $40. Not bad considering this coffee table from Hammary Furniture sells new for almost $500.
I snapped this picture just seconds after we set it down in our living room…just out of the used furniture shop. The dust and scratches were included in the sale of the table, haha. Well, I won’t complain…that’s what made the price so cheap to begin with.
The scratches on the wood surface were so minimal, it wasn’t worth sanding and refinishing. Besides, I really like the look of the wood surface and didn’t want to change it anyway. I knew the frame would need to be painted with some sort of metal paint but the job would be messy and I would have to be careful not to get any on the wood surface. I know painter’s tape would take care of that, but with these Sharpie Paint Markers, that was one less step and no clean up involved. Yay!
I found these two markers while shopping in Michaels. I didn’t see the brown one at Home Depot and knew Michaels would have it.
Pardon my blurry photo, but you can see the small scratch in the wood. It was so easy to cover with the paint pen! I just wiped any excess paint with a paper towel and it did a great job covering the scratches.
And what a difference the black paint pen made on the metal….
This is what I would call my version of adult coloring…yes.
I love the way our “new” coffee table looks now and these Sharpie markers did a fantastic job. I have less than $50 in this table after the purchase of the table and the markers, and it was such a simple project to complete! Now I just need to finish decorating the table. I did find these pretty baskets at HomeGoods to go in the open space. Those will be perfect to hide away my magazines.
Much better, isn’t it?
Now to finish decorating the table top. Honestly, I’m not much of a decorator but I think another trip to HomeGoods is in order.
Thanks to Sharpie for making this project so easy and giving our coffee table a nice finish!