We made it to day #3 yippee! Ha ha…I’m sharing a sofa table I found at a yard sale in my own neighborhood last Spring for $10. I bought it from the same lady I bought this $60 hutch from. It was solid and I knew I could do something with it eventually. Well eventually is here and I finally got around to doing something with it!
Here it is as you may have seen in the sneak peek I gave you yesterday:
I started by sanding the top with the intention of staining it and painting the legs. Only when I tried to sand the outer edge of the top, I realized it was not real wood. It appears that the legs are though…weird. So it sat in my garage while I decided what else I could do with it.
It had a pattern on the top already:
I thought I could work with that somehow.
Here’s what I came up with:
Fun? I love the color combo! This is three parts French Linen chalk paint from Annie Sloan and one part Pure White, maybe just a little more. I liked the original color but I love the lighter version. This is one color I still buy instead of making my own.
It looks so pretty against my new white slip covers. (If you missed it, I DIYed them…see more HERE!)
I’ve never had a sofa table here before and I’m thinking I just might keep this one. I’ve got an end table with almost the exact same lines that I may paint to match. (Nothing like refurnishing the house with furniture from my to-do pyramid in the garage. 🙂 )
I used FrogTape Delicate Surface Tape (affiliate link) to tape off the pattern for this table. (Didn’t need delicate, but it’s what I grabbed.)
Then I used FrogTape Multi-Surface Tape (affiliate link) for the pattern because it was narrower. I taped off the right side first, and painted in my pattern with two coats of Pure White chalk paint.
Then I removed the tape, including the center piece and did the left side the same way, using the pattern in the surface as my guide. If you want to create the same look but don’t have the grain in the furniture to guide you like I did, here’s how:
- Tape the outer border edge of where you want your pattern to stop.
- Find the center of the surface (depth-wise) and tape off on one side of the center as shown in the first in-progress photo.
- Use a square or something that is perfectly square to trace around to create the “triangle” in the center of the pattern. Tape it off, then use the width of the tape as a guide to tape off your pattern from there. (Add a piece of tape, then butt another piece right next to it. Add the next piece right next to that. Then remove the previous piece and use it as a guide for the next “Stripe”.)
- Paint two coats and remove the tape right away.
- Repeat on the other side, making sure the pattern matches up with the first side.
- Clear as mud? 😉
This project is just in time for our GYDO party theme this Sunday:
Patterned and Textured Projects!
Here’s what my talented co-hosts came up with for this fun challenge:
1. DIY Beach Painting from Artsy Chicks Rule
2. Bringing in Textures of Spring from House by Hoff
3. DIY Designer Look Drapery Panels from The Happy Housie
4. Carrot-Inspired Easter Pattern Pots from The Hankful House
The party fun starts this Sunday, March 6th, at 7:00pm EST.
Bloggers, come share your awesome patterned and textured projects so we can inspire our readers!
I’ll be back tomorrow sharing how I redid this mirror. 🙂
UPDATE: You’re in luck! See it now!
If you missed day #1 and #2 of this fun series, you can visit those makeovers here:
See ya tomorrow!
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I love to share at these great parties:
The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off Between Naps on the Porch Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista