Nautical Striped Table


Running a furniture business, I tend to paint furniture the colors I am drawn to. For me that is usually some form of turquoise, aqua or ivory. After looking back at my last few pieces I had decided that I was in a rut. I had seen some of my friends do some beautiful nautical pieces and with the the Fourth of July quickly approaching I decided it was the perfect time to step out of my box.
nautical striped table, home decor, painted furniture
nautical striped table, home decor, painted furniture
A friend of mine was giving this table away for free so of course I immediately offered to take it off of her hands.
It was pretty scratched up, and it smelled strongly of smoke.
I removed the hardware, stuck a dryer sheet in the drawer (to remove the smokey smell), cleaned it up and got to work.
I painted the entire piece with Plaster Paint in Cobalt Blue — this is the first piece I have ever used navy paint on.
nautical striped table, home decor, painted furniture
After I painted on two coats of navy and let it dry, I started taping off my stripes with Frog Tape.
Once my tape was on, I painted on another layer of blue paint to seal my tape down so it wouldn’t bleed (which isn’t normally a problem with Frog Tape … but just in case) I then painted on my white stripes with Plaster Paint in Ivory Lace. I went over them twice.
I then distressed my whole piece and coated it in clear wax.
I spray painted my handles with Krylon spray paint in Cherry Red.
I think this would be super cute in a little boy or little girls room!
nautical striped table, home decor, painted furniture
nautical striped table, home decor, painted furniture
nautical striped table, home decor, painted furniture
nautical striped table, home decor, painted furniture
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  • AvonelleRed
    on Jul 18, 2014

    It looks amazing! I love that you made stripes. The red handles just pop against the blue and white stripes. Really nice.

  • Debi Willhoite
    on Sep 18, 2014

    I absolutely love this table! Love the colors and the red hardware................ is perfect! Love Love! Love!

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