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Rarely do furniture projects go as planned around here.
In fact, they often go full speed ahead, jump the track and end up over the bridge in the opposite direction of where I had intended it to go.
But then there are those few.
Those few little pieces that when I’m working on them, it’s just like they whisper to me, “But what if…”
And sometimes that “what if” ends in a big ball of fire.
But sometimes, every once in a while, those “what ifs” end in something pretty cool.
From far away, this little table might not look like much.
But it’s not just a blue painted table, y’all. Look a little closer…
It’s actually a blue-green table that I’m calling Caribbean Blue. See all that glorious color layering going on there? It was so easy to do.
And I’m going to show you just how easy.
How To Get a Layered Caribbean Blue Look When Painting Furniture
- Velvet Finishes Ready
- Velvet Finishes Baroque
- Good Paintbrush
- Velvet Finishes Enhance Clear Glaze
- Velvet Finishes Handsome
- Velvet Finishes Modern
- Plastic Cup
My table looked like this to begin with:
It was a remnant from Grunt’s Grandmother’s estate sale. It had a few dings and dents as much old furniture will, but it had pretty good bones. I started by cleaning and deglossing it at the same time with Velvet Finishes Ready. Simply spray it on, let it sit a minute or two, then wipe it clean with paper towels or an old towel.
Like I said, I had a different plan originally for this table. I was going to paint it in Velvet Finishes Baroque and then outline it so to speak, along all the lines and corners with white. So, I started by giving it about two coats of the Baroque.
I just painted it on with a good paintbrush. It covered really well and stuck to the table nicely. The photo above is after the first coat.
Once I got finished with the Baroque, was when the table whispered to me.
You know – the “What if….”
And so my mind wondered to making some colored glazes to layer on top of the green.
Since this was a small table, I didn’t need much of either at all. I added a splash of glaze, then a trickle of paint and mixed.
Then, you just paint it on with your paintbrush.
The photo above shows one layer of the Handsome. Work in small sections. If you get more than you like in one spot, just wipe it up with a cloth.
You can add as many layers as you wish. I ended up doing one layer of the Handsome glaze, then two layers of the Modern glaze to get my Caribbean Blue look. I made the Modern glaze the same way as the Handsome, just switching out the Handsome color for Modern, which is a lighter and brighter blue than the Handsome.
The Enhance Glaze also works as a topcoat, so you’ve got some added protection built-in there.
If you prefer to have more green than blue, then you could flip-flop my instructions and paint the blue on first, then come back with green glazes.
I think it has a worn and weathered type look, but in a modern way. What do you think?
You might also want to see…
How to Create a Beachy Colored Look with Paint – gorgeous layered, washed out color.
How to Make Furniture Glaze in Any Color – yep, ANY color! And it’s easy!
How to Paint a Plaid Pattern without Measuring – All you need is tape!