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


  1. This turned out AWESOME! I love the houndstooth pattern, and the colors you used! I bet it will sell quick!!

  2. I love this SO. Very. Much. It's fabulous, and I just may knock it off (sorry).

  3. wow that is awesome! I've never tried a houndstooth pattern on anything before - looks a little tedious! :)

  4. WOW! that looks amazing- love the colors and what a technique!

  5. AGhhhh, love love love love it!! Great job!

  6. AHH-MAZING!!! Love the way the table turned out! Awesome job! I would love for you to come party today over at Passionatelyperfect.com!

  7. Fantastic! LOVE the color choice and the distressing!

  8. That pattern looks great, and compliments the legs really well. Fantastic job!

  9. Love the Table....Great job, I can see it on my patio!

  10. Wow, I absolutely love houndstooth! Your table turned out fantastic! I would love to try this! I have a narrow sofa table in the garage that I bought at a yard sale for $20. It has cute curvy legs. I think this would be absolutely darling on it. I think I am going to pick up paint this weekend and at least get the white painted. Hope mine turns out half as cute as yours! Visiting from The Fence. Now a new follower.

  11. Visiting from Simple Home Life. I have to say I don't think I have ever seen a houndstooth table before. What a unique idea and I just love the color.

  12. that looks great! i know i'd get to confused trying to do that pattern.

  13. Love the table. I like how you didn't use a stencil. :)

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  15. hi! dropping in from iheartnaptime and i LOVE the table! i LOVE all things houndstooth, and this just turned out beautifully! thanks for sharing! i may have to give something like this a try someday...

  16. wow i love it, i am really loving hounds tooth at the moment, i just stenciled some fabric with this patten for my gossip bench, but i was lazy and cut it on my silhouette machine. you did a fab job xxx

  17. This is fabulous! When I first looked at it I thought for sure it would be really complicated but I actually think I can handle this one. I would love it if you would share this at my new linky party:

    FYI.....happy to be your newest follower! :)

  18. LOVE!!! Shared this cutie on my COM-FB page. winks, jen

  19. I love this table! It turned out so good! :)
    Thanks so much for linking it up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party! I shared this on AGI's FB page. https://www.facebook.com/AGlimpseInside

  20. That is amazing! I love the colors too.

  21. What a fantastic transformation! I LOVE the color! I'm hosting a favorite things linky party and would love it if you stop by and post something!

  22. Ladies,

    I am a big fan of you two ... your projects and your Sunday parties!

    I'm hosting my first-ever party (me and 5 fabulous bloggers have joined together) and we were hoping you could stop by and link up!

    Here's the link: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/2012/01/imagine-impossibilities-2012-link-party.html

    We stay live until Friday midnight (CST). Hope to see you at the party!


    1. Okay. Thank you so much! See, I knew I loved you two for a reason ...

      ... you share the blog love.



  23. Seriously....how have I not found your blog before! I have been pouring over your projects! Fabulous! Thanks for linking up to our party!


  24. It is perfect...I want it. I adore houndstooth and the color - perfect! Featuring it on Tickled Pink!

  25. I can't tell you how much I ADORE this table of yours! I love all things houndstooth... and it's teal, to boot! Love your project!

    <3 another Impossibilities challenger,
    Megan @ ATC

  26. This is awesome! I am a regular linker at your party and now to have you linked up to my very first one...this is so awesome! You gals are so talented, this hounds tooth is awesome!!

  27. Holy cow!!! Your furniture just blows me away!! Love this piece! Thanks for sharing!

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