Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PAINTING DENIM & TURQUOISE STRIPED TABLE FOR PATTI'S BEACH HOUSE

PAINTING DENIM & TURQUOISE STRIPED TABLE FOR PATTI'S BEACH HOUSE

Patti 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.
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TUTORIAL

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. 

29 comments:

  1. How fun! from drab and dark to happy and cheerful! great work!!!
    Happy St. Patties!! :)
    x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Thank you! Patti always has such good ideas and I'm so glad she wants me to paint for her.

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  2. OMG, I love this! Great job and thanks so much for sharing, I am redoing some things on the coast and just have to paint something in stripes for my beach house~
    Jenna

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    1. Thank you! Stripes are a bit of a challenge, but look sooo good, especially for a beach house.

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  3. Wow, you did a fine job on this piece. She chose good coastal colors, but you turned her idea into reality. Very, very nice. I saw your link at Amaze Me Monday. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

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    1. Thank you! Yes, her ideas are sometimes really challenging.. These stripes weren't so hard to do, though.

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  4. I love it the colors just make it pop thanks for sharing visiting from thrifty things friday have a great day

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    1. Aren't those colors great!! Patti is very creative.

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  5. Lynda, that table has the most wonderful beachy feel. Great job! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks! It does look like it belongs in a beach house!!

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  6. Oh my godness, I just love it! What great colors and would look great anywhere!!

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    1. Yes, I think it would look really cute in a kid's room, too.

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  7. That is a big difference.......thank you for posting this. Gentle Joy

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  8. Fun, Fun! Love those colors! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Yes, fun colors!! Patti is not afraid to use color in her home.

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  9. I always look forward to seeing your projects. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

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    1. Thank you! You never know what my clients will ask me to do, next!

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  10. Love it!! The table really does have a great coastal look. It would be fun to see how see uses and styles it in her home.

    Thanks for sharing your striped table at Project Inspire{d}!

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    1. I'll see if she will take a picture for us and will be sure to post it.

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  11. Love the stripes and the colors are so perfect for a beach house! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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    1. I love the stripes, too, and so perfect for her beach house!

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  12. I am highlighting your table on Centerpiece Wednesday tonight!!
    Hugs
    Karin

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    1. Thank you, so much!! Hope it inspires someone to paint some stripes.

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  13. I love the colors of this! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party. Hope you link up to the party again tomorrow!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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    1. The colors are so, so cute together. Patti is good that way!

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  14. Perfectly beachy Lynda. Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday.

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    1. It does look like it belongs by the ocean!! I love your blog and facebook!!

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