Some lovely neighbors put a table they no longer wanted on the curb. It was white, dirty and had wobbly legs. After cleaning it up, I used wood glue and some clamps to stabilize the table. I started painting the table in “Safety Red,” before I realized that I hadn’t take a “before” photo. I get too excited to start a project and completely forget to take photos.
With the help of painter’s tape, I made patterns on the table top. The first colors I painted were metallic silver, white and black. Those colors just didn’t jump off the table enough for me, so I kept the white, added off white (“ocra”) and turquoise for some punch.
Initially I thought I should add some more lines to the piece, but ultimately decided that I didn’t want the top to appear too busy.
It was great fun painting this piece, and trying something new. I love that the table could be used as either a bedside table or an end table. It certainly would add some color and whimsy to any space.
It’s for sale at The Plaid Rabbit in the Village of East Davenport.