I don’t consider myself a hip person.
I’m sure others don’t either.
I think this table makeover should increase my hip level a tad bit though.
Because its hip to be
Especially when it looks this good and is so easy to do…
How could one not be just a little bit hip when they just made this awesome table with a simple geometric design?
I’m glad you agree.
Here’s where we started:
See, she was once on the opposite end of hip.
To achieve her new level of hipness, I used:
- 150 Grit Sandpaper
- Velvet Finishes Ready
- Assorted Velvet Finishes Colors including: Minimalistic, Boheme, Stately, Bold, Exotic, and Glamorous.
- Paint Sprayer
- Delicate Surface FrogTape (the skinny size)
There were uneven spots on the top of the table where some of the finish had peeled off. I lightly sanded the top to get rid of the unevenness.
Next, I sprayed the entire piece down with Ready.
After I sprayed the Ready, I let it sit on the table for a few minutes then wiped it clean with a towel. Ready took off the shiny finish from the table base and legs and cleaned the piece at the same time.
After that, I painted the entire piece Minimalistic (White).
For those of you wondering, you can use Velvet Finishes in a paint sprayer. It just needs to be thinned a little. I used my paint sprayer on this one and it took about three light coats of paint.
The best thing about the design on this table is how easy it is to make. Seriously. Not. Even. Kidding.
First, I taped off a border around the edges of the table.
Y’all I didn’t even measure. Totally eyeballed it. Then, I marked my center on the table – I did measure that one though. 😉
Next, just start placing strips of tape from the center of the table out to the edges.
There is no science to this – just have fun with it. Smooth down the edges of all the tape with your fingernail or a credit card after your design is finished. This helps to ensure a crisp paint line.
Paint your shapes.
There’s no science to painting these shapes really either. I just picked five colors that worked well together and painted them on. Each color took two coats. Here’s the breakdown of the colors:
Remove the tape as soon as you paint your last coat before it dries.
Isn’t she hip?
I knew you’d think so too.
That’s why you’re my people.
If you’re a color lover, you’re probably going to want to see this too…
You know you don’t wanna miss any of this crazy.
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Disclosure: This post was a collaboration with Velvet Finishes. However, all opinions and references to hipness are 100% mine.
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