Monday, June 15, 2015

Beach Box Coffee Table

This reminds me of my beach art.

So I'm calling it a 

"Beach Box" coffee table.



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What I like most about it are the

textured shades of blue and gray.










And, since it has a hinged lid, 

it really could be a storage trunk,

toy box,

or side table too.

This one will be a coffee table for my daughter's

living room.

She found a picture of a coffee table online

that we are trying to imitate.




I used a large sheet of wood that I picked up at Menards

for the top of the box.

I stained that with "Provincial"




I used plywood, furring strips, and fence board

for the build.










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Then for the fun paint part.

After basing everything in a brown wash,

I pulled paint across the rough fence boards

using a piece of folded cardstock.

I like to call that "dip and drag".


Layering multiple colors is my favorite part!








So many fun possibilities for color and function

with this piece.






Hope you have some fun projects too!

Deb



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10 comments:

reFresh reStyle said...

Amazing! Love your technique!! Pinned!

Rustic Maple Elizabeth said...

So pretty! The colours and layering are gorgeous and exactly the style that I love.

Christy plantedandbloominggirl said...

I love it! You are so talented!

Hue New said...

Awesome!

thecuratorscollection.com said...

Such a unique piece! I love the choice of colors and the dark top really gives it a rich look!
Absolutely lovely as usual :0)

Smiles!
Terry

Uwe said...

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It looks great!
You have a great blog!
many greetings
Uwe

Jessica Bures said...

This is AWESOME! I love how it turned out! So fun and creative!!! Thank you for sharing this with us at Totally Terrific Tuesday!! You rock! Pinned and shared :)

Jess
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Twice Nice said...

I love how this turned out!!! That dip and drag method is the bomb I tell you!

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

This is so creative! I love the pop of color it adds to your room as well.
Thanks for sharing at SYS and have a great week!
XO Barbara

TwoPlusCute said...

Great idea using the card to paint!

Beautiful chest/table. :)