Thursday, May 24, 2012

Texture Blast Table

Hey DIY friends!
Have I got some fun for you today.
If you love Paint, Color and Texture
You will like this project.

Pin It!

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
paint surface.
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

say What?

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.

Color Decisions
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
in 1980!
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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Rasonda @ East Conolly Cottage said...

In love with this!!! So vibrant. Great job Deb.

The Checkered Apple said...

Beautiful! I love the way this technique turned out! Going to have to give this a try sometime!

Deb Hrabik said...

Thanks girls!
I hope you try it sometime, Deb

Dee said...

Love it and thanks for hte how to.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Too cool. Love those bold colors.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous piece! Love the technique you used and all the vibrant colors! Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed, so happy to be now following. :-)

Courtney said...

So awesome Deb!!! Where do you come up with these ideas?! Brilliant you are! (that sounded a bit yoda-ish ;-) )

ChiPPy-SHaBBy said...

Helloooo Deb!*!*!
Thanks for hopping on over to my blog - AND I'm now glad I found YOURS!!! Card Stock... Paint... - OMG!!! I must try this...
Jeanine Burkhardt

linda @ bushel and a pickle said...

What a fun table! Love all the colors. Using cardstock...who knew? Reminded me of the time I sponge painted my daughter's bedroom walls (it was over a decade ago) while craftstores in sight or mind there. I used my kitchen wash thingy! Fellow expats were alternately appalled and admiring. You go girl! said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm thinking of many projects I'll be trying this on! And your colors worked great. Really well done!

Kathy said...

I just love how this cute table turned out! Great tutorial, too! Blessings!

Twice Nice said...

Wonderful! I am so going to try this technique! I had that exact same table, painted mine with a chess board top. So fun to see other possibilities for it!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

I have used this treatment on cards and other artwork, but hadn't thought of doing it on a table. You could also mix it up by doing random sweeping strokes. It turned out great!

Deb Hrabik said...

Hi Liz! That would be great working with paper and using other motion besides linear. Thanks! Deb

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

My! Am I glad I found this post! This looks like a super fun technique to try, and I have just the table for it!
The table came out great! I am pinning it to my board of "Painted Furniture" on Pinterest.

Deb Hrabik said...

I think you'll be surprised how quick of a paint process it is. I painted the table in just about 3 hours or so.
Thanks for stopping and pinning! Deb

Mary said...

Love the vibrant colors~ who knew cardstock was such a great painting tool? Nice to meet another lake girl~ Happy Memorial Day!

Unknown said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Looks like a painting.. I just adore your technique and the beautiful colors you chose! HOpe you will share with my Pink Hippo party @
I am your newest follower~
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

I love the color blends and I love the technique! It looks fantastic.

Recipes We Love said...

Awesome job! This turned out so good!!

Allison@FabRehab said...

Holy cow!! I love it, Deb! So creative and it looks super old and worn! Love!

Cassie Bustamante said...

seriously????? that is AMAZING! what a great idea!

Unknown said...

Love this idea! Great job, it turned out fantastic!
Rachel @ remastered relics

lily field furniture said...

This is genius!!!

Sumo @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff said...

What a fun table! I love how bright it is. I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!


Deb Hrabik said...

Thank you, Summer!
I appreciate your hosting and feature! Deb

Megan said...

This is lovely! It's been awhile since I learned a new technique on a blog. Thank you! I can't wait to try it.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing--I can't wait to try this! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

Deb Hrabik said...

I appreciate you hosting the linky party! Thank you, Deb

Jill said...

I NEVER comment on blogs but this is just too great & unique. Beautiful job & clearly written tutorial. Just lovely.

Deb Hrabik said...

Thank you, Jill. I really want the posts to be information that girls can use in their homes. I love making a home, Deb

Kelly @ The Painter Chicks said...

Love this technique. The table looks awesome. I'm a new fan and follower. Oh, I just bought an awesome sign from your Etsy shop. Can't wait to hang it at the lake. :))

Heather @ The JUNKtion said...

This piece is amazing! I found you from Primitive and Proper. Great work!!

Roeshel said...

Thanks for sharing your technique, Deb! Gorgeous!

Athena said...

This is so cute. I love the painted method you used. I am stopping in from TheStuffofSuccess. Enjoy your week and hope your sale went well. Athena

Athena said...

This is so cute. I love the painted method you used. I am stopping in from TheStuffofSuccess. Enjoy your week and hope your sale went well. Athena

Dawn said...

Just darling, can't wait to find a piece to try it on.

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

I could not believe the simple "tool" that you used to create such a fantastic finish!

I'm excited to try this because I already have everything I need in my craft supplies.

Thanks for the awesome tutorial and inspiration!

Deb Hrabik said...

Thanks, Claire!
I'll have more paint tips coming soon, Deb

Tami Michel said...

What a cool technique! I'll have to try it in the future! Thank you so much for linking up to our previous Friday Block Party at Curb Alert! I would love for you to link up again this week and look forward to what you have to share, the link is up and running all weekend.
Thanks! Tami @ Curb Alert!

Unknown said...

Absolutely love the colors and the technique!!! Fabulous job!

Deb Hrabik said...

Thanks Karen!

Misti @ Living On Cypress Hill said...

Oh yes! I love this one too!! Beautiful piece!

Cynthia said...

I just came over from "Savvy Southern Style"'s Wow us Wednesday. Wow! I love your technique, and I already have something I'm working on right now that will get this treatment. Can't believe that I stumbled across your blog and found just what I was looking for to finish this piece. Thanks, and I am going to be a new follower!

Deb Hrabik said...

Thanks, Cynthia!
That was good timing. Hope your project turns out great! Deb

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

Oh now this is just awesome! I really like your technique of painting, I'll have to try that sometime.
I'm gonna have to be your new follower to see the rest of your blog. Just ran across you today.

Jennifer said...

This technique is AMAZING!! I can't wait to try it out!

I featured you in my Fab Five post.

Becky said...

I'm not usually impressed by painted furniture, but I love this technique!

Deb Hrabik said...

Thanks, Becky!
And you'll be surprised how easy it is. Just keep loading and repeating.

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

This is so fun and fabulous! I must give it. Try!! Saw you at Refresh Restyle and am now following :)

Junkin Revival said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE and will definitley be trying this!!! You are so creative (and loving the caramel apple buffet too!) Thank you soooooooo much for your tutorials :) Cardtock meet Junkin Revival!!!

Carolyn OConnor said...

This a very interesting technique! All sorts of ideas are popping in my head. You did a great job on this little table, it is very cool. I am anxious to try this technique on something, I have lots of card stock!

Krista @thehappyhousie said...

Oh my GOSH! This is INCREDIBLY beautiful! I LOVE it!! Thanks for the tutorial... I have to make this somewhere... I am going to subscribe:)
Thanks again,
Krista @thehappyhousie

Vintage Street Designs said...

Just featured you today on my blog and linked you up! Thanks so much for your inspiration piece! I LOVE how my tables turned out and it was so much fun to do! HUGS ~ Judy

Shabby Marilyn said...

Love your table and so interesting! Thanks for sharing, pinned. Must try, take care.

Heather said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so happy to come across your page. I'm a newbie to crafting but have always had a passion for it. I had a question on this painting technique. Could this technique be used on unfinished wood? I have a wooden fence headboard that I would like to paint. I want the same look except without the stripes. Each slat being painted with the same colors. Thinking teal and cream over the wood. Do you think it would work with out sanding the wood? Any suggestions? Thanks and you are awesome!

Deb Hrabik said...

Hi Heather!
Sounds like a fun project.
You don't have to paint or sand the wood base. But, if you want a brown base to show through, then you would want to put a wash of raw sienna acrylic with water over all of the boards first. Otherwise, just go with the teal and cream. Here are some other ideas for the same type of paint technique.

Bliss said...

Pinned this tip too!