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Three Nesting Tables and an Octopus

Meet Oscar the Octopus!
This set of nesting tables was screaming for something wonderful, colorful and opposite of the condition I found it in. I was challenged this month by The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest to create something with color. "Come On, Let Your Colors Burst!" was the theme for July, winner will receive a prize from this month's sponsor I have to admit Katie Perry is one of my favorite inspirational singers... I know... I know, but seriously. Listen to her Firework song and tell me you can't scream... er... sing at the top of your lungs that verse... a
"Come On, Let Your Colors Burst!"
As soon as I saw the theme I began singing as I typed my name into the entry slot... it is my artistic theme song!
So why an octopus... I honestly don't know. I have always admired the colors of the underwater world but I remember seeing a beautiful red/orange/yellow octopus at an aquarium once and the legs of these nesting tables just screamed make me something unique! I will admit it's a bit out there, not my normal style but I couldn't help myself.
I JUST LOVE THIS NESTING TABLES PROJECT! You can find more info here: http://uniquelygrace.com/product/three-nesting-tables-and-an-octopus/
Time: 15 Hours Difficulty: Advanced
  • three nesting tables with octopus design, painted furniture
Shabby Paints brand Chalk-Acrylic Paints: Betsy Ross Red, Volunteer (orange), Coral Paradise, Texas Rose (yellow), So Serene (aqua), Marine Blue, Brown Bronze Shimmer, Licorice (black), and Alamo White.
  • three nesting tables with octopus design, painted furniture
Before these sad nesting tables were covered in layers and layers of latex... I didn't even have to use stripper... it all peeled right off!
  • three nesting tables with octopus design, painted furniture
The octopus wraps over the edges of the tables allowing the images to flow from one to the other and still have a black boarder to help the colors pop.

To see more: http://uniquelygrace.com/color-three-nesting-tables-octopus/

Got a question about this project?

  • Stefanie- Lovely Retro Renos

    So cool!

  • Superbee
    Superbee Thousand Oaks, CA

    It must be great to have such wonderful talent. I envy you. Your tables are beautiful, whimsical and fun! Congratulations. :)

    • Letitia Grace Lauer

      @Superbee, thank you so much for your kind words! These were a labor of love for sure. <3

    NADIA Schenectady, NY

    I did not do this
    but I really enjoyed it
    post it and I will try to make it happen

    • Letitia Grace Lauer

      @NADIA Glad you enjoyed the piece... I guess "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".

  • Dianna West Leckner
    Dianna West Leckner Hot Springs National Park, AR

    I have been following Hometalk for a looong time, and this is my very favorite project ever!

    • Letitia Grace Lauer

      @Dianna West Leckner OMGosh, that is the biggest compliment! There are so many wonderful projects on this site. I am honored thank you!

    NADIA Schenectady, NY

    It is true, this is one of the best projects I've found

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