In fact, when I emailed the lady who listed them, I actually said "Your rattan tables must be mine!" I think she was amused. I got them both for 20 bones!
I chose a spray paint color that has been mentioned as a favorite on several blogs that I read, Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze.
But before the awesome color could go on, I had to do my due diligence and prime the tables with Cover Stain primer. And then I spent waaaay too long sanding down all the gross sandy texture the primer left behind.
The middle part of the table was not fun to sand down. Hell to the no.
When it was finally time to spray the fun stuff, I realized that I did not obey the cardinal rule of spray paint. The rule being, however many cans you think you need for the job, add two. I got this far and had to go buy two more cans with the tops still unpainted.
The final coat was a clear coat of gloss, the Rustoleum Ultra Cover 2X brand.
This is some donkey stuff. I was spraying and spraying and it didn't look like anything was happening. It certainly wasn't gloss....it was more like wannabe satin. Either way, I blew through a can of this and said enough was enough.
Once the glass was put on top (with clear rubber discs to avoid ruining my hard-earned paint finish) I was pretty pleased.
Total cost was $30 with the spray paint - there was a sweet sale, so I lucked out and got all four cans of Blue Ocean Breeze for just under $10. Not bad!