I was able to get this table painted this weekend! I painted it in BM Linen White, and I thought I would have a little fun and do a “dip-dye” or color-blocked treatment on the legs with a dusky grey-blue that I mixed from some paint left-overs. I knew the painted table and dip dye legs would really update our little eating nook.
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I thought it would be interesting in a subtle way and modernize the vintage table a bit and give it a more “Cottage Core” type look.
I love how paint can really update a table. It’s important to make sure to use the right finish on a table at the end when sealing it.
I just painted the very bottom of the legs. I would have taped the lines off, but I was forced to free-hand when I found my kids had been robbing the blue painter’s tape and there was none left. Imagine that. What is it about tape and kids. I don’t know why I buy expensive Christmas gifts when a roll of clear tape will keep them entertained all
I think that color-blocking the table legs really gives it an unexpected pop, like they were dip-dyed. It’s fun to put a different twist on classic pieces like this Duncan-Phyfe drop leaf table. Creating a color-blocked look really added a nice bit of interest to this DIY dowel rod accent table.
I also recovered the bench seat in this super-fun fabric I found at Jo-Ann’s.
I thought a bit bold color was perfect for spring and I love the pattern. It will also hide when the kids spill, as we all know they will.
And I love how all of those colors go with something in my house… except the red macaroni necklace from Valentine’s day I just noticed in all of the pictures. Did you spot it? 🙂
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