Some time back in 2010, I bought a zebra console table from HomeGoods for something like $120.
I liked it at the time and it went with the whole black and white thing I had going on at the time but as my style evolved, I started to like it less and less.
I didn't want to get rid of it completely because I like the chunky shape and clean lines and I thought that I should at least try to make it over into something I loved rather than going out and buying a replacement.
Side note: I started this project way back in December 2011 when I was still living in my condo so you may notice the flooring/window treatments/entire house change in future photos :)
To start the makeover, I cleared the table off:
And started ripping off the vinyl (?) zebra covering to see what kind of wood was hiding underneath:
It was particleboard. I knew it was going to be something cheap considering it was completely covered in the zebra vinyl but I was hoping for something different so I could have at least had the option to stain it down the road haha
Anyway, as I was removing the zebra vinyl, I started to remove the nailhead trim:
Eventually I had removed half of the zebra:
Once I had removed everything, I filled all of the holes with wood filler:
Anyway, after we finished our entertainment center, I started working on this bad boy again by sanding it all down:
Wiping it all off with a damp, lint-free cloth:
And then spraying it with primer to get it ready for painting!:
In case you're wondering, I used spray primer instead of roll-on primer because it's all I had on hand and I was too lazy to run to the store :)
Can you guess what color I decided to paint it? Check back tomorrow to find out!