Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Harlequin Table/Perfect Lap Top Desk

No before pics simply because I found this BBD (before blogging days). Nice excuse, but it is the truth. Anyway, a long time ago I sprayed this garage sale find Krylon's Cornflower Blue. It sat because I jump around the creative/crafting map more times than I get stuck driving my kids to school because they can't get it together in the morning.

Here it is minus the top. I distressed this like a crazy woman!




I drew out the design on the top. BIG PAIN! You have to look really close. Pull out those readers if necessary.
Taped it off, more pain, so a glass of wine was in order. My advice...map it out before hitting the bottle.
Mixed charcoal craft paint with glaze because I wanted a more sheer, subtle look plus the glaze acts like glue and won't run under the tape like straight paint would.
Looking good!!!! More wine please!
And the "cheap mom" always reuses her tape.
                                                             And here it is all finished...                        


This would make a great lap top desk. I'm going to paint a chair to match, stay tuned!
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15 comments:

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Great job, Sue! LOL @ hitting the bottle comment! too funny!

Great tips on using glaze to keep the paint from running. Love the save the tape tip too!

The table came out fabulous!

Cheers!
Tina

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that turned out great! i have a harlequin stencil... but wow, you really out a lot of work and tape into that!

Serendipity Chic Decor said...

Superb! You did a great job with the tape template. Also love the color choices.

Take care,
Lisa

Shelia said...

This looks so great! You did a wonderful job.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Allison said...

Is that white zin I see? I knew I liked you. You're a cheap date just like me! Love the table!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm tipping my glass of win to you....It's fabulous!

Carol

Chrissie said...

I love harlequins, the bold color is so pretty too. Great work!

Artichoke Alley said...

Great little table and I look forward to seeing the chair you to choose to go with it! I envy your patience with the tape for the harlequin! It certainly paid off. Great job!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Wow, Sue! Impressive! I don't think I could figure out all the taping! Love the distressing!

LDH said...

Great job! I just love the pattern and all of your distressing made the piece look terrific! Well done :)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Wow, look at that tape pattern. I'm going cross-eyed. Looks great ,as always, Sue! Good tip on applying the glaze so the paint wouldn't bleed under the tape. Awesome! Hope the wine was good, too :)

Becolorful said...

Love this. I don't usually work with blue but this is totally fun.
Thanks for stopping by Becolorful and leaving such a glowing comment.
Have a great week.
Pam

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Very nice! I love diamond patterns!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That turned out great! Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying such nice things! It really appreciate it!

Debra@Dejarenew.blogspot.com said...

I love it. I would love to see a tutorial on how you taped it this way and it worked still lol. I did my whole bedroom wall with this pattern and I was up there with a razor blade cutting away tape on the diamonds. Must be something I am missing.

Well I love your table it is beautiful. I have a soft spot for the harlequin patter for sure!
Deb