Embracing colour in your home can be hard.
How do you even use colour?
To be honest, I can’t answer that question, but I can encourage you to try colours to see if they work.
I was initially inspired by this table I saw at another blog online.
I mainly loved the pattern against the blue. So pretty and chic.
I had a special project coming up that was in need of a show piece, so I figured it was a great chance to do something a little outside of the box.
After some hunting, I found this wonderful table for $10 at a local thrift store.
I started by doing the basics: Washing, sanding, priming and painting.
I used a wonderful blue paint named Exotic Sea by Valspar. About $7 at Lowe’s.
This paint has a primer already worked in, so I technically didn’t need to prime.
It took about three coats in the end, so priming maybe wasn’t such a bad idea.
I couldn’t find the kind of wallpaper, wrapping paper or any appliqué for the inside (I looked feverishly but, alas, nothing.) Instead I decided to paint the inside. I used regular matte black in a tin from Painter’s Touch.
I taped off the outer edges of the inside, and used a foam brush to do the edges first, let it dry, then went over everything with a foam roller.
I still got a few bleed marks despite using tape, so I sprayed some of the paint into a cup and used a small angled paint brush to get at the touch up spots.
I deviated from the original concept, but still got something I’m proud of.
The table definitely delivered and it was a ‘wow’ piece that people were impressed with.
(P.S. I made that lamp! Check out the post here.)
Here’s what I paid for my project:
Table – $10
1 can of spray paint – $7
Left over paint from another project – $0
Total cost: $17