Not long ago I wrote about a yellow side table with a bird image on the top. Well, for some reason I like to buy in pairs. I am gemini you see, so I like everything in pairs. Keeps me happy and in balance. So I had not one but two oak side tables. Here is the before picture to refresh your mind:
The first yellow table I managed to do some clip art and attach a bird image onto the top see . Well, that did not work out for the second table. I find it hard to do exactly the same twice…so I kept the yellow base, added some Valspar glaze in mocha and as a final touch I put some poly for endurance.
The top however I painted chalk board black. I think I did about 3 coats, I do not work that much with chalk board paint but it just did not seem to look “good” enough after two coats, so I did three. I think this is also a fun side table and you can write on it whatever you want. Here is the 2nd yellow side table:
Painting in a fun happy color is so much fun! Try it out, get some nice yellow, or red, start painting…you feel better before you know it. It is therapy, folks.
I have great tip this week. I have a magazine subscription to the family Handyman..yep, don’t laugh. On page 18 is a great tip how to use left over paint. In case you have left over latex paint (yes, we all have that..) pour all the paint into a large bucket -tan, peach, red, yellow – stir them up all together and the mixture will turn out to be a bluish/grey/tan. With this mixture paint the walls of your garage, or use this mixture as a primer coat for darker colors. Not a bad idea, right?