Hey DIY friends!
Have I got some fun for you today.
If you love Paint, Color and Texture
You will like this project.
And best of all,
it's easy to do.
So let's get started:
Well, first I found an amazingly simple square shaped table
at the thrift store.
It was a very practical piece that I knew would be a great
So after just a little sanding, she's ready to paint.
I didn't sand too much because I wanted the dark wood
to be the underlayer for the paints.
That way I can still see some brown exposed.
No primer for this project either.
I'm using a gloss red paint
and brush on just one coat
so that I can see the darker wood underneath.
The top of the table doesn't get the red paint.
It is still brown wood...
Now we're ready for some fun!
No Paintbrush Required
Meet your new favorite paint tool:
Cardstock meet DIY girl.
Cut several pieces of Cardstock
the width of the stripe you want.
Mine were 3".
Fold in half.
These will be used to Dip and Drag.
Layering colors can be experimental
to get the look you want.
I will show you the groupings of colors
that I chose for each stripe.
Here we go
Dip the folded edge of the cardstock
in a bit of each color.
Line the cardstock up against the straight edge
of the table and pull.
Keep adding more paint and pulling.
Use a long straight edge
to run your cardstock along
for the rest of the stripes.
Here are some more color groups
for the stripes.
I sealed the top with a polyacrylic.
Such a fun and easy project!
I'm so drawn to Texture in Paint.
There is something about the aged look and the movement
that make it beautiful.
Of all of the Elements of Design
(Space, Shape, Mass, Texture, Pattern, Color, Line) -
Texture is one of my Faves.
I hope texture is still one of the elements! I learned those in college
Of course, Pluto was still a planet then.
I'm getting ready
to sell my painted furniture and signs
this weekend here at the Lake.
I will share some pictures
in my next post.
Looking forward to a great weekend!
See you soon, Deb
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