Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Houndstooth Table

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

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