Saturday, January 10, 2015

DIY Striped Coffee Table

 Last year sometime I bought these cheap, black side tables and coffee table from Target on clearance.  I probably paid between $20- $30 total for all three.  With our dark carpet, dark sofa and loveseat, dark trunks and dark tables, it was waaaaaaay too dark in our living room.  I decided I needed to lighten things up.  I figured I'd get or make some lighter colored pillows for the couches and try to make the cheap little tables lighter. 
I had thought about printing out some of our favorite vacation pictures in black and white and mod podging them to the table, but I decided to use painter's tape to make stripes and paint it instead.  
I love the way it turned out.  My original thought was that I wanted Chevron stripes, but I went with just a random stripe pattern instead.  I might do the side tables with similar stripes, but in different pastel colors.  We'll see. 

First, I taped where I wanted my stripes.  
Then I painted the stripes with four layers of white latex paint.  I really should have primed it first, but I didn't.  We'll see if it lasts. 
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way it turned out.  


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4 comments:

  1. What and easy, quick change! Wanna come fix up my house next? LOL Thanks for sharing at the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog hop!

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    1. Hehe. I have a lot of my own projects! Thanks for hosting the blog hop, Mindie!

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