Saturday

60’s Psychedelic Surfboard Table

Okay, so it’s not really a surfboard, but from the moment I unscrewed the legs it was all I could think of.

This was a curbside find and I actually fell in love right there on someone’s front lawn. The curve of the legs, the large oval top, what isn’t to love! She’s beautiful. Yes, I’m actually swooning over a piece of furniture. I took her home, sanded her down, and primed her out.



I knew for certain that the legs were going to be a zebra print, but I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do on the top.


Recently, Benjamin Moore Paints was giving away a free coupon for pint size samples (Go to their Face Book page and click on the “upload coupon” on the sidebar, it’s good till June 30th). Can you say SCORE! I totally loaded up! Can I get a whoop, whoop! I had seen this color combination on a sample card in the store and knew I had to have it.


So, now I had the zebra legs & the color palette, but I was still wondering about the design. I don’t know about you guys, but one of the most intimidating things for me is looking at a large, white canvas! Sometimes you just don’t know where to start. I happened to have my last piece (The Funky Chicken) next to me when I noticed the circular flowers on the back. That’s when the light bulb went off. I started grabbing a bunch of circular items and started tracing.


I love when it all comes together. Once that happens I become like a crazy woman, painting, painting, painting, just trying to get the image out of my head and onto the canvas (furniture). I just want to see the finished product.


I decided on stripes for around the outer edge, to balance the spherical forms on top, as well as, the oval shape of the table itself. Then I screwed the legs back on and lacquered her up. As I stood back and looked at it, all I could really envision was a 60’s style surfboard! Hahaha! Don’t lie; you see it too, right?







As you know, or maybe you don’t, I’m participating in The Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival in downtown Syracuse at the end of July, so I’m obsessed with getting enough inventory for this 3 day event. So I’m cranking out pieces left and right! The next project on deck is this cute little ditty that I purchased at a local garage sale, so local I just walked across the street! Ha! Isn’t it cute!


I’m curious, what would you do with it? Give me your ideas or color choices. What would it look like in order for you to say, “WOW! I HAVE TO HAVE THAT!” Leave me a comment. Maybe, you’ll see your ideas transformed into a funky piece of furniture!

Happy Painting, Y’all!


Mary

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21 comments:

rasjacobson said...

I don't know why, but I saw it and I thought, "It needs clouds." That's weird. I never think things like that. But I think it needs clouds on the top. Cannot help you with the legs, but you'll figure it out.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh My Word!!! That is awesome!!!!
Great transformation... you certainly do have a creative eye for color...
Very nicely done!!!

AmieAnn said...

This is A-Mazing! Love the colors and the patterns that you picked.. It is such a beautiful transformation! Can't wait to see what you do with the other table! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-hippo-party-34.html
And I am your newest follower!

annie baby said...

Love this table. And thanks for the info on the sample paint. on my way to the store now! As for the latest furniture find, I would love to see fish...playful of course.
love your stuff!

Sara B. @ {Egg and Twig} and {Mama Thinks Funny} said...

I love the way you brought life & color to that old piece of furniture. Stopping by from Amaze Me Mondays!

lily5 said...

I love love love the surfboard coffe table! I will have to try my hand at making one for my my 4 grandsons bedroom/tv/ gameroom! I love the colors you chose and the way you put them together!

Beth said...

That is awesome! I would love to add some fun color to a piece. Nice work!
Beth

Robin said...

That is absolutely amazing! LOVE the color combination and the creativity. Thank you so much for sharing it on Upcycled Awesome. I want to go curbside shopping now!

Becolorful said...

Oh yeah, as Martyn Lawerence (Million Dollar Decorators) "zeb-rah" legs. Only you. Can I copy? Love it.
Saw that you left me a comment on facebook yesterday thanking me for the sweet comment. You welcome but Hell, I can't even remember what I said. I just think you are a painted furniture guru. Luvs ya.
Pam

Becolorful said...

Oh yeah, as Martyn Lawerence (Million Dollar Decorators) "zeb-rah" legs. Only you. Can I copy? Love it.
Saw that you left me a comment on facebook yesterday thanking me for the sweet comment. You welcome but Hell, I can't even remember what I said. I just think you are a painted furniture guru. Luvs ya.
Pam

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

I think this is my new favorite of all your pieces. LOVE it~ Now I want one, too.

yardsale mama said...

What a great re-do!!!! I'm loving animal prints lately and the table's legs are 'to die faw'!

AmieAnn said...

I love it! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

Chrissie said...

Your work is amazing! I love everything you have done!

Kelli@Restore Interiors said...

Hey Mary! I Love this table. Everytime I would start browsing through restored it Wednesday items your table just kept catching my eye. You are super talented. I will be featuring this for Restored It Wednesday for this week. I couldn't find a link to my blog in your post, but you can just grab a feature button. That will be fine. Thanks for linking it up!
Blessings,
Kelli@restoreinteriors

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

What a fun piece! As far as the next one goes, I'm more of a muted color person. Since usually your pieces are very bright, maybe you could do a muted one for a big change? Oh, and thanks for the tip about the Benjamin Moore paint sample coupon. I'm hooked up!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I love the legs on that table...the whole piece is so wild,totally my style!

If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice! Have a happy 4th!

Bella@Bellabeforeandafter.blogspot.com said...

Hey Mary your table is adorable. I love the way you painted it of course. It's amazing how stylish something can become just by the way you paint it.

Thanks so much for linking up to my party :)
I loved this so much, I featured you girl!
Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

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