Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dipped in blue!

This is another project from Megan. As a teacher, she doesn't have much time to paint during the school year. But in the summer, I tell her to feel free to paint anything in my garage. She's been wanting to paint a piece with dipped feet and thought this nice round coffee table would be a good candidate.


I was sure I had a before photo, but I must have missed this one.


But just like everything else in my garage, this one started out brown. Cute shape, great condition, just really boring brown.


Megan painted the entire piece with two coats of Behr's paint and primer in one in Silky White. A light sanding and a quick wipe-down made the prep really easy. I am definitely a fan of that paint!


Then Megan taped off the feet and used a really pretty shade called  Mariner Blue from the Martha Stewart line, but again mixed in the Behr paint and primer in one.



Now we weren't really intending to do a tape test, but that's pretty much what happened. On the first try, Megan used Frogtape and the paint bled - not pretty. On the second try, she used the Scotch Blue Painter's Tape and the line was crisp and clean - much better.
Looks like it was blue over green on this one!


Megan liked the clean modern lines, so no distressing on this one.


She finished up with two coats of wipe-on poly.


And there you have it, little feet dipped in blue for fun.


Pretty darn cute, don't you think?




I'll be back tomorrow with preview photos of our summer tag sale. Yes, it's this week! Details are on the sidebar.
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19 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so pretty! you know i love the dipped look!

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I love the sleek lines she used! And dipped is always a fantastic look.

Korrie Bastian said...

Love how this looks!

NanaDiana said...

I think it is really, really cute, Sharon. She did a great job- xo Diana hmmm...wonder why I am thinking about a hand dipped Dairy Queen cone right now? You KNOW I don't do sugar! xo Diana

Chrissie said...

Love this look!

Allison@FabRehab said...

I love the crisp blue on white. So fresh! Nice work Megan!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I've never seen the "dipped" look ~ LOVE it! Love the colors, too. Wish I lived back home on the east coast ~ ya know I'd be there! Good luck with the sale.

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Amy Sarah said...

It's charming with a clean look. I can't help but want it for my living room.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

What a beautiful table! The color is fantastic on the legs. Megan

Dee said...

I love the color combination! Megan did an awesome job. Dee from My Painted Stuff

daiseyjayne said...

Cute! I can see that in a cottage by the sea...

Vintage Paints said...

What a cute project--love the color and the dipped legs, too!!

Ali Richardson said...

Beautiful!!! I am definitely a fan of the dipped look and she nailed it with this piece :)

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the white and blue. Thanks for the tape critique - I go back and forth between the two!

Peggy Hale said...

What a fun piece! I love how it turned out. Won't you please share with my readers at my party Totally Transformed Tuesday! I hope to see you there. Peggy
http://pjhdesignsoneofakind.blogspot.com

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

I love that shade of blue & I'm also a huge fan of the Behr paint.

Angela

The Golden Sycamore said...

Love this! Such a cute look! Visiting from DIY Home Sweet Home.

Natty by Design said...

I love it!