It’s my table and I’ll Krylon if I want to
I inherited this table when I moved into my apartment. It was old and oxidized and badly in need of some TLC. The overall structure of the table was pretty solid. There was a small crack in the back of one of the chairs but nothing a little gorilla glue couldn’t fix. I threw around some ideas and settled on a few coats of spray paint and a stenciled pattern on the top. Easy and cheap and I knew it would make a big difference. Here we go.
I started by cleaning up the table, washing all the dirt away and then got the stencil ready.
I had actually found this pattern on the back of a catalog. I scanned it in and then replicated it in illustrator. I mentioned in a previous post that I prefer to use paper for stencils since they’re easier to cut. This was the same deal. With the stencil all cut out and the table cleaned up, I took it into the studio for painting. This time I did apply a coat of primer prior to painting. The final touch was a small 5′ umbrealla that I got from World Market. Here’s the final product. I settled on my favorite color of blue and went with white for the stenciled area. I chose white because I wanted to add depth and texture to the table top but didn’t necessarily want high contrast.
As always, if you have any questions on how I did this or need advice on making your own, just holler! Thanks for reading and remember, today’s dreams become tomorrow realities.