PAINTING DENIM & TURQUOISE STRIPED TABLE FOR PATTI'S BEACH HOUSEPatti is still decorating her newly built beach house.
She brought this sofa table over and asked me to paint stripes on it.
She chose a denim color and a lighter turquoise blue for the stripes.
I love the contrast of the two colors and
I LOVE the way it turned out!!!
I think you can see in this picture that I sanded and distressed all the edges, just a little bit.
Before she saw it, I sent Patti a couple of emails telling her how CUTE it turned out...just teasing her. But, I wouldn't send her a picture. It's always best to actually see the piece.
This is the table "before".
It is long and narrow and I loved it the way it was before I painted it.
But the boss, Patti, LOVED the new colors.
She said it might be her favorite piece that she's had me do in a long time.
I suggested that she tell her grandbabies that this is her "cat in the hat" table.
When she picked up this table, she brought me a HUGE beautiful mirror to paint a light orangey color. Remember orangey colored dreamcicles?? I wonder if they still make them. When I was a little girl, I could hardly wait to spend my nickels on a dreamsicle.
If you want perfect stipes you use tape or you measure, draw and paint very carefullly.
Patti likes things to look hand painted and not perfect. I do, too.
I painted the denim base coat. With a pencil and ruler I measured and drew the stripes.
If you want the stripes to start and end with the same color, keep that in mind when you are measuring for your stripes. I used a brush and painted linear strokes (no tape).
I painted only one coat of turquoise and let some of the base denim color show through.
I think that looks old and weathered.
Last thing is to paint two or three coats of a low sheen clear sealer.