Hi everyone, I am joining “The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest” in July with my piece I called Bright and Beautiful! This month’s theme is “Come On, Let Your Colors Burst!”
Not only you get to showcase your piece, and get opportunity to be featured on 6 amazing blogs, you also get a prize! This month the sponsor of the contest is The Unicorn SPiT, beautifully coloured gel stains!
I absolutely love bright colours and used to do art when I was younger, so I couldn’t wait to start on this month’s theme. I really wanted to try out the gel stain on this project but with me living in the Isle of Man I thought they might not arrive on time.. STRESSED! Instead of panicking I decided to add some splash of colour by using acrylic paint I already had at home.
I had an image in my head and I really hoped it would transfer to the piece. *Fingers crossed!*
I had this little table for a while now and it was all sad in the corned of my shed so I decided to turn it into a special piece and add a little ‘splash of colour’. I don’t think you always need a big piece to make a big impact!
So here is the table before the transformation..
I started by sanding the table and cleaning it. This left me with nice blank canvas to work with. I had it in my head that I wanted to do a nice flower on the table top. I have seen a gorgeous picture of a bright flower which was my initial inspiration for this piece – bright and beautiful just the way I wanted my little table to look!
I started by drawing a rough sketch on the top of the table using chalk.
This was a total improvisation and free hand I must admit, but I had SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I thought I would panic a little but when I started mixing the colours together I had a blast.
I finished the top and was thinking what to do with the legs. I first wanted to paint them using Annie Sloan’s Province but as my luck would have it the local stocklist didn’t have it.. So I spoke to my hubby and he came up with a brilliant idea to paint the legs as stems of the flower – green.. Pure genius I thought! Thank you SHAUN!
So here is my piece all finished – BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL!! What do you think?