Before getting married, I thought I didn't have any furniture. After getting married, I was shocked to find that my husband and I had TOO MUCH! Our tiny home looked like a hodgepodge of 80's laminate and hand-me-down items. Not my idea of chic, even when I came from a background of Anthropologie and love the perfectly mismatched. My husband and I also live on grad-school incomes and don't have extra cash to justify a beautiful new endtable or custom curtains; we have to re-imagine what we've got.
I started with painting the laminate endtable, thinking that if they looked terrible I could just throw them out and no one would know better. I was inspired by Centsational Girl's credenza, and decided to follow a similar pattern.
This is what I started with: nothing special.
1. Clean the table well - let dry
2. Prime - with smaller surface areas (legs, sides, etc) I found it easier to spray or use a small brush. With larger areas (top) I used a roller brush, but it will leave a rougher texture. I primed twice to be safe.
3. Tape off desired area to stay white. I measured and was meticulous about taping because that blue will run! I have read that you can paint the same color over the taped area to prevent bleeding, but I didn't feel that was necessary with the design I used.
4. Paint! As you can see below, my trusty partner Jazz was there for moral support and general malarky.
I have multiple projects I've finished after starting the journey of redecorating my home. This is the first - so easy and so cute! The pattern is a 20's inspired modern, which is great with my other girly furniture, and works really well with the vibrant blue.
Overall, I think this table is a success! And it will be even cuter in my newly designed office - below you can see how it is styled, but I 'm not set on it yet. Let me know what you think.
the lewis dots