It’s Friday! And because it’s my favourite day, discount viagra discount I thought I would share one of my favourite projects to date. The geometric coffee table makeover! My sister recently purchased a new couch, tadalafil and since the couch is a lot bigger than her previous one, she needed to change her coffee table and make it smaller. So my mom’s boyfriend took it, cut it and put it back together, and he did an amazing job! But then it needed to be re-painted. My sister and I had the idea to add a bit of pizazz to the table vs. re-painting it white. Here’s what we did.
Here’s how the table looked before. Not bad! But there ended up being a big line in the middle where it had been taken apart and put back together, making it smaller. Stew (my mom’s boyfriend) sanded it and made it seamless so we didn’t have to do any real sanding ourselves. All we needed to do was paint it.
Base colour – white paint
Second colour – grey paint
Third colour – yellow paint
Paint rollers, brushes, tray, stirrer, tape
We purchased all of our materials at the local Home Depot – but shop around and see where you can get the best deals. We asked lots of questions and they were very helpful. They advised us to buy indoor paint, and it was suggested that you use a primer paint as well as a top coat. Especially since your coffee table will, most likely, get a lot of wear and tear!
First thing to do is paint your base coat – we chose white. Allow it to completely dry. If your table is a bit rough – sand it gently before hand and smooth out any bumps. Make sure it is very clean before you start painting.
Once the base colour is completely dry, start adding the design you want with the tape. To do this, draw out a few different options for the style you want on a piece of paper. Once you have an idea of how you want the geometric shapes to be, start adding your painters tape to your table. The nice thing is if your unhappy with how it looks (and you haven’t added the second and third colours yet) peel the tape off and start again – this will only work if the base colour is indeed dry.
Grey, Yellow and white – woot!
Once you’ve placed your first ‘layer’ of tape down – paint in between your tape. Allow it to fully dry and if need be add a second layer of paint after – we did for each colour.
Once your second colour (grey) has been added and fully dried, peel the tape away. Then start adding your tape for your third layer of colour. We decided to do yellow stripes – one thick and one thin.
Painting with a paint roller will create a much smoother look than using a paint brush, but if all you have is a paint brush, it will still look great. Once all of the colours/layers are fully dry – peel away your tape slowly and carefully. Once the tape is off, touch up any where that the paint may have leaked under the tape.
We allowed the shapes on the top of the table to flow down so that the legs had some colour on them as well. It gives the table a more cohesive look than just having the top painted. Once you are happy with the way the colours look, paint on your top coat to the entire table – let it set and dry for the time suggested on the paint can and then you are done!
I love the way this table turned out. It fits in with my sisters decor so well. We chose the colours based on the new adorable pillows she purchased and it I think it works so well!
Bits and pieces of her home. She has a beautiful sense of style. The ballon painting on the bottom right was done by my husband while we were in China. He’s such a talent – and will be a ‘Maker of the Month’ soon!
There you have it folks! Such an easy and effortless way to add a serious pop of colour and style to your home. I love the neautralness (that’s a word) of the grey and white and the brightness of the yellow. I want this table in my home!
Do any of you have a piece of furniture that you’ve been wanting to re-do? How about adding some paint and shapes this weekend? I hope this inspires you to makeover something in your home!