Here is the before picture . My mom gave me this table to work some magic on.
She has had it for years. It is a high quality table she bought at Traditions Furniture in Wichita, KS.
It was definetly time for a makeover. I have been thinking about trying a houndstooth pattern for a while.
I tried it out on a small table I had a loved it. Here is the pattern I used.
I painted the entire table in white with my DIY Chalk Paint.
I started by drawing a 3.5 x 3.5 square grid on the entire table.
I then painted all the solid squares in a Benjamin Moore "teal ocean"
color that I made into chalk paint.
This is when I placed my paper pattern with some carbon paper
under it and traced the diagonal pattern. Then finished painting. There is probably
a stencil for this, but I just went old school, because I didin't have one. I also painted the
legs in white and distressed. They were iron.
I then distressed and put on 2 coats of clear annie sloan wax.
I love how it turned out. It is such a fun and interesting table now.
It could also be so great for a covered patio too. I have taken it up