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Mermaid Inspired Upcycle...

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The weather has finally been warm enough to paint. This piece is a bamboo slatted table that we picked up at our local auction house awhile back and has been sitting patiently waiting for a makeover. Truth be told it was one of those you just kind of look over because it is hard to imagine what it could be used for. However, on a beautiful weekday I decided to tackle it. I found some paint samples laying around in many shades of blue/greens and decided to give this piece a beach cottage feel. I did a few paint techniques to give it this rustic feel. This table could be used indoor or outdoors.
Difficulty: Medium
  • mermaid inspired upcycle, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, rustic furniture
After: I painted it in Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore. I actually had Lowes color match it for me it Valspar paint since I was there. I then had some bronzing craft paint and where I sanded the wood down I went over it with a bronzing effect. My mermaid was my inspiration!
  • mermaid inspired upcycle, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, rustic furniture
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  • mermaid inspired upcycle, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, rustic furniture
  • mermaid inspired upcycle, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, rustic furniture
  • mermaid inspired upcycle, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, rustic furniture

To see more: http://prairiesistersboutique.blogspot.com/2014/05/mermaid-inspired-upcycle.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Lisa
    Lisa New Hartford, CT
    on May 12, 2014

    Love the color! And it is a definite improvement over the rather nondescript table it used to be.

  • Robin Gilbert
    Robin Gilbert Marietta, GA
    on May 13, 2014

    I love the mermaid, too!

  • Terese T
    Terese T
    on May 13, 2014

    It's beautiful!

  • Maggie Roland
    Maggie Roland Hollister, MO
    on May 13, 2014

    i love it...great makeover.

  • Susan Simoneau
    Susan Simoneau Franklin, MA
    on May 13, 2014

    I'm a big mermaid fan and I love what you've done! I made need to use your idea I just love the paint color!

    • Kimberly Noelle
      Kimberly Noelle Cheyenne, WY
      on May 13, 2014

      @Susan Simoneau Thank you! It was one of many paint samples I had laying around from when I was trying to figure out what color to paint my living room. I have about 20 different shades of this blue/green color. lol

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