Jamie from C.R.A.F.T. is back sharing a simple painted table makeover. She used a little tape to create a cool design on her tabletop and create a custom piece of furniture for her entryway.
At that price this sucker was a steal. It even has dove tailed drawers! Here she sits in the store, in my car, and her baring her dove tailed joints.
I wanted to use Annie Sloan chalk paint on this table but I’m impatient and don’t have a place to purchase it nearby. My next choice would have been spray paint, but my no yard situation makes spray painting anything bigger than a picture frame very tricky. So I opted for a quart of paint from Home Depot. It worked like a charm, and the dresser only needed one coat. I knew I wanted the top to be a wood/paint pattern so I bribed my husband to help me sand it. He used an electric sander to make the top paint free and rough up the sides. Here are some action shots:
This is me photographing through the door… that sander is loud!
After it was sanded I wiped it down really well with a wet rag to remove all of the dust. I vacuumed out the inside and let it dry. I taped off the top with frog tape since I had a different plan for the top of the table. Then I flipped the table upside down, and used an itty bitty brush to paint the bottom.
While I waited for the bottom of the table to dry, I painted my new World Market owl knobs white. I kind of love these little guys!
After the base of the table was dry, I started working on the top. I didn’t have a major plan, I just knew I wanted something with some wood showing. I eyeballed the design because I figured that as long as it looks good to the eye, what’s a centimeter or two?
And now for this most fun part of the table – taking the tape off to reveal the lovely design.
Voila! I love it!
I screwed in the newly painted owl knobs, slid in the drawers, and started styling my new entry way table…
Here’s one of the whole she-bang…
And a good ol’ before and after…
I love the new look! And what I love even more is that I discovered how fun it is to make patterns with tape! Have you made over any furniture lately? Or done any tape patterns? I’d love to hear about it. Here are a few of my posts lately, please come on over.
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