We all have a few pieces of furniture that are functional but not very pleasing to look at. I wanted to give my old side tables a facelift. I have had this lil' guy since college. I believe I bought it at Target, not for its striking good looks, but for it's awesome hidden storage! Now with two boys, I am desperate to hide toys in any place I can. They seem to multiply and take over the house in a blink of an eye.
I decided to do a color block application to it. I love the clean simple lines and its SOOO easy!
All you need are :
- two colors of paint (I had some paint left over from a project)
- painters tape
- paint brush
- Primer (if its stained wood or natural wood)
My little table was at one point espresso stained wood so I first put two coats of primer on it. Then I painted the white on. I let the white dry over night so when it came time to put the painters tape on, it would not peel the white paint off. Once you choose where to put the tape, make sure there are no bubbles or gaps for paint to seep into. You can prevent this by running your finger along the tape, for a good seal. Then paint your second color on, slightly over the tape. Before your second paint color fully dries and the paint is still tacky, start to peel the tape off. This is what creates the nice, crisp lines you are seeking. If you are doing this project during nap times, like me, make sure to use a fan to dry it fast to reduce the risk of unwanted finger painting occurring all over your house. Once its all dried, its time to cram all those toys back in!
I was having so much fun doing this project, that I also decided to spruce up a little pot I had since I had all my painting stuff out.
Do you have any tricks to hide all of those toys or 'stuff' that seems to take over?