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Apr 8, 2013

Her Diamonds (Craft Table Re-do)



Over the Easter weekend, in between putting coats of paint on the kitchen cabinet doors (did I mention that you have to wait 16 hours between coats?), I gave one of the worktables in my craft room a facelift.

Diamond patterned craft table

It was just a plain Ikea dining room table that I'd given a couple of coats of white paint last summer. I started off by drawing in my diamonds with a straight edge and a pencil, marking which ones were to be painted, then taping off the lines with painters' tape. Because the tape is so wide, I wouldn't be able to paint all of the diamonds at the same time - I'd have to wait for the first set to dry and then re-tape the table. The paint I used was a Behr colour tester in "butter cookie".

Diamond patterned craft table

Diamond patterned craft table

I don't have any photos of painting in the diamonds, but note that I painted along the edges with white paint to seal the tape and keep any yellow from seeping under.

Diamond patterned craft table

Once the tape was removed I realized that painting in the other half of the diamonds would make the table too busy. I decided to add smaller circles between the diamonds instead. I used my Silhouette to cut a 2.5 inch circle out of adhesive vinyl and just kept moving it along the table as I went.

The first "after" picture I took was after I'd sanded it, so you can't see how sharp the lines came out, though since I sanded them maybe it doesn't matter. I had to use the power sander as that paint wasn't going anywhere without a fight! I wanted the table to have an old, weathered appearance, like it had been used for years and the yellow was fading.

Diamond patterned craft table

After sanding it I just gave it a wipe down with a damp cloth and it was good to go, no need to seal it.

Diamond patterned craft table

I'm slowly building up this room to where I want it to be.  Lots of soft, relaxing tones offset with white. And a splash of colour here and there.

Diamond patterned craft table

Diamond patterned craft table

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I'm linking up here this week!



16 comments:

Barb said...

I love your color choice! Yellow is a classic fav of mine...and I love seeing a unique pattern! Great job!

Thank you for sharing with us at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!

http://dimplesandpigtales.blogspot.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-party-3.html

Barb said...

This is very cool. So unique. I would love it if you would share this over at my link party. http://ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/tuesday-link-party-14.html

Barb said...

Wow! This looks amazing! http://pinkgerberdaisies-kady.blogspot.com/

Barb said...

This turned out great!
Thanks for sharing.
The Busy Bee's,
Myrna and Joye.

Barb said...

Thank you!

Barb said...

Thanks!

Barb said...

Thanks, Lauren!

Barb said...

Thanks!

Barb said...

Thank you!

Barb said...

Designs in our head don't always match the reality. Good for you to recognize that it wasn't working and how to remedy your issue. The end result looks fabulous. Thanks for linking up
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Barb said...

Your table looks fantastic! Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends!

Barb said...

Beautiful project.. I love the diamonds and circles in gold on your table..

Barb said...

Thanks!

Barb said...

Thank you!

Barb said...

I was so close to painting the whole thing! So glad I didn't.

Barb said...

It looks great! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers-and-more-curtains.html