An update to the inspired piece – We’ve since painted another table which I like much more!
What do you think ?
My first project earlier in 2015 – I had this table which I thought was really cute – but it had been in our shop longer than it should have. So it was time to give it a facelift.
We started off painting the entire piece in American Paint Company’s Home Plate – a nice creamy white. After the two coats dried, it was time to decide what kind of pattern to work onto it. The base was where we started. I was inspired by MacKenzie-Child’s designs, but did not want to copy her, so I created my own black and white pattern using a harlequin pattern rather than a checkered pattern.
The pedestal was easy – with it’s turned base, it was easy to determine where to place patterns and colors. We used American Paint Company’s Rose Garden – a rich pink, Amber Waves of Grain, a mellow yellow color, and Nana’s Cupboard – a sweet green color. Cannonball was the rich black color we used to ground all the pastels.
The top was an exercise in patience and do-overs. Painting circles perfectly round was a challenge for me, but I managed with a little help from a lazy-susan board under the table top and a “MacGyvered” device I made with a screw, a piece of wire, and a pencil. At least it provided nice lines – if I could only paint inside the lines, it would have been done more quickly!
Here is the finished table – we finished it first with Top Coat and then Hard Coat – finding that the Hard Coat goes on much easier after the Top Coat is applied and creates a nice, durable finish. I hope you like it!