Painting Stripes to Make Modern Funky

Isn’t wood wonderful?  Wood lasts for so long and there is just nothing like furniture built with it!
I have had this pine table set for about 18 years and I decided one day that it was time to modern by painting stripes on it.
Since it was pretty much a blank slate, I really wanted to try something different and try a new
combo of paint.For the life of me, I don’t know what happened to the pictures of the “during” process with this piece… I have searched high and low and can only find the before and after 🙂 Sorry!
Despite the missing pictures, here is how this set was transformed…
I started by painting the entire set with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Coco.  Coco is a lovely neutral colour that looks both beige and almost grey depending on the light.   Once the table top was painted in the Chalk Paint, I used Frog Tape to tape off different sections which became the varying stripes.  The sections between the tape were painted with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Artissimo.
I wanted to add a modern touch to this old set so didn’t paint the stripes even across the table but varied them in width and space.
 To finish off the set, I used wax to seal and coat the chairs and table legs. For the table top, I gave it 4 coats of Minwax Polycrylic and lightly sanded between each coat.  The Polycrylic gave the table top a smooth finish that completely protected and waterproofed it.
painting stripes on a tablePainting stiles on this table with just some painters tape and paint completely transformed it from sad and outdated to modern and trendy.


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    1. Thanks so much Kathy! I love the stripes on this piece 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and I will definitely be back to visit The Chicken Chick 🙂

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