I suppose it doesn't make much sense to choose paint colors based on dishes that are kept behind closed doors, but I know they're in there. ;)
3 months ago
|I did this after THE box and my table. Apparently I was going through a checkerboard phase at the time. |
I was really proud of the legs on this table. To do the harlequin pattern on them, I made a cylinder of the same size as the legs out of paper, then laid it out flat and measured out the size the diamonds needed to be. Then I cut out one "string" of diamonds, reinforced it with masking tape, and used that to trace the pattern around the legs.
Thankfully, my other-half has always been very tolerant of my adventures (er, misadventures) with paint.
This was a typical rainy-day project for me. I had paint. I had tape. I was bored. This was the result.
It started out as a night stand. Then it became an odds & ends holder. (Everyone, no matter how organized, needs at least one "junk drawer". I had 5.) Then it became a storage place for fishing tackle. I recently reclaimed it to use for craft storage. A little worse for the wear, but still lively.
|Ric and I did this in 1996 while living in Florida. I was managing a map store at the time. (Really. It really was a store that just sold maps. And globes.) Hated the job, but I did get this nice colorful Gabelli map out of it. |
Ric made the frame out of molding and then we painted it together. We kept brushing on different colors and brushing them off 'til we got this muddy mix and uhm, "antiqued" look. This particular look may have been inspired by Canadian Whiskey. But I love it, and 13 years later, it still hangs on our living room wall.
|I'm not sure what possessed me to try a stain-glassed look on the inside lid, but it was fun to do. And took lots of tape. The cubby-holes, I alternated black and color.|
This was my first painting project of this sort and it's how I discovered how much I enjoy "puttering with paint". $0.50 and some new paint went a long way ...