An inspired piece

An update to the inspired piece – We’ve since painted another table which I like much more!

Love all the colorful details!

Love all the colorful details!

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Using a lot of American Paint Company’s newer color introductions helped make the table so cute!

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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.

before

before

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.

applied Home Plate and planned out the pattern

applied Home Plate and planned out the 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.

final touch ups on the base and finishing with Top Coat to seal the finish

final touch ups on the base and finishing with Top Coat to seal the finish

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!

adding the last few touches to the harlequin design

adding the last few touches to the harlequin design

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!

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details

After with some decor

After with some decor

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