Every once in a while you get to do something for yourself and don’t care what anybody thinks!!! Well, here is one of those pieces, my funky little end table 🙂
I picked up a pair of these super cute end tables on the side of the road… Don’t you love it when you find something and it’s FREE?? Yeah?? Me too!!
As usual, they sat around my studio (for many months I might add) until I found a moment to get started. You know, that dreaded prep time… I hate sanding, have I said that enough? LOL!! I need to find a studio assistant (ASAP!!) to do all this prep work for me!! But, this piece went out the back door and received a good sanding and cleanup. Yup, the spider webs and all had to go!! Oh the things you get to deal with during prep.
Now, the fun started and yes I think the primer is fun! Or at least the assurance it gives me to know that my paint will adhere and may prevent any bleed through. Then… the real FUN began and it was time to break out the DIY Paints!!! WooHoo… and of course the fun colors 🙂
Talk about a fun palette to use: Old 57, Mermaid Tail, Kissing Booth and Cowgirl Coral … I love getting to play with all these colors.
I started the base with Old 57 and Mermaid Tail – haphazardly applying both at the same time, using a little water to blend the colors. You can add water to your brush or use a spray bottle and mist. Once the base was dry, I decided to get a little crazy with my colors and basically dry brush on both the Kissing Booth and Cowgirl Coral. I really didn’t try to blend these two colors, just more of a random application.
Then on to some pattern and design! Breaking out my stencils and rollers here 🙂 Don’t you just love adding pattern with stencils? It is such a fun and easy technique to add so much character to a project!
I stencilled the Hampton Medallion pattern randomly and in a distressed look. Not trying to define all the detail and letting it be faded in the background design. I stencilled with Americana Acrylics – Sea Breeze and Desert Turquoise (these colors were a close match to the Old 57 and Mermaid Tail).
Once all the stenciling was accomplished, I decided to randomly roll on the Chrysanthemum pattern. I brushed the paint onto the roller using the Kissing Booth and Cowgirl Coral (at the same time) and just rolled where ever I felt I wanted a little more interest.
This beautiful piece was protected with the Final Coat wipe on varnish. This stuff is amazing and so easy, just wipe it on with a staining pad. It dries really fast because you are wiping it on super thin and I just layer about 3 to 4 coats depending on the surface and use!! Super cool stuff 🙂
Painting is one of my passions and it’s so fun to just let the artist in you out and have fun with a project. Nothing to match, no one’s opinion, just letting your creativity explode!!
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