Oh hello cuteness! I love your lines, but your wood sure is beat up and even broken in areas! Let's fix you up a little...
A Funky Houndstooth Win for a Vintage Side Table Makeover!
If you are one that has a hard time making paint colour decisions, you'll appreciate this story.
Once upon a time (right before Christmas actually) I found this amazing little vintage side table on the curb! Without really thinking, I loaded it into the back of the truck then stowed it away in my garage for awhile.
With Christmas looming, I decided to get it all dressed up for the season. But what would I do with it?
So I started with one colour. Nope! So I started over with another.... nope to that too!
On this went 3x over! Until laying in bed, clear as day, I knew EXACTLY colour that piece needed to be and how I could 'funk' it up a little to make it my own... thank goodness for productive dreams.
Today, I am happy to report, this little change-my-mind piece has become a pretty spiffy BFF!
Be sure to visit the original blog post to capture a video of the 'chaos...'
I first sanded the piece to allow the next treatment planned to have a little more 'tooth' to grab.
Tip: This is an important 'safe' furniture prep step that helps guarantee a great re-paint, regardless of what paint you use.
Then I started to paint. Let's try white!
But then I didn't like it. So I changed it to black.
But then I had a new brainstorm, so I changed it to white... egads!
But as you can soon see, it didn't stay that way either!
The original blog post shows you a comical video of this back and forth chaos. Be sure to visit HERE to check it out.
Knowing what my base would be, I decided to use a shingle and a Houndstooth stencil to add some custom quirk to those doors!
Stencil is Houndstooth - small from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils HERE
Next up, I used Fusion Mineral Paint's Coal Black to paint the base, then Ash to stencil Houndstooth onto the panels.
Then I slipped the shingle into place and stood back... oh yes... I liked this very much.
Then, oh my goodness... look out stately you look all dressed up in that houndstooth you spiffy rustic piece you...
With full-out kitty approval, this little makeover is now my BFF and I can even change my mind about the panels as desired!
Now that's a decision I can make up my mind on...
Click the blog link below to the full tutorial, stencil links, AND that chaotic video! I know you'll get it...
What do you think of the new look and the changeable panel idea?
- Houndstooth - small stencil (https://www.funkyjunksoldsignstencils.com/)
- Fusion Mineral Paint (https://fusionmineralpaint.com/)
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