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!
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