Thursday, March 20, 2014

Going Retro

This mid-century modern table came to me like this...

already painted with a base coat 
and ready for me to have fun!

A lady from a local antique mall called me with a request.
Make this table look like the table in the magazine, Paint It...
 She loved the starburst design and the colors.

She had already painted the table with turquoise 
so she wanted the design in white & lime green.

I knew this was going to be a fun one!!!

I used chalk to draw 3 different size circles...
 Wow, the color looks completely different inside.

When I had the placement the way I liked,
I painted all the circles white.

I did 3 coats to achieve good coverage.
Then I added green over some of the white circles.
This took 2 coats.

Using a ruler and a black paint pen,
I drew lines making each one different lengths.

At the end of each line, I added a dot.
The lines on the green circles got a white dot &
the lines on the white circles got a green dot.

I love how this retro table turned out...

And, so did the lady who the table belongs to.
You'll probably see this design from me again!

 This table already had the mid-century modern vibe.
But, adding the star burst design makes it scream,
 Pin It

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  1. How fun! This look takes a steady hand and you nailed it.

  2. Oh my gosh! THIS is exactly the table I'm looking for for my modern family room. Do you have another one???!!! LOL!

  3. Cute table! I am definitely no good with paint, but I have other craft hobbies. Thanks for stopping by my Wetcreek Blog. I am your newest follower ;)
    Linda @Wetcreek Blog

  4. What a great way to revive an old table! I love it. This would be especially cute in old fashioned styled rec room sitting area. Thanks for sharing!

  5. That is beautiful. What a great makeover, the colours, the design all perfect. I'm looking round the room wondering what I could add that sort of design to now!

  6. Even though I don't have the skills to do this, I pinned it. It looks awesome! I may be dating myself here, but it makes me think of The Jetsons.

  7. Great job on this awesome mid-century table - love it! Thanks for linking it at the DIY Sunday Showcase party and I've pinned it to our DIY Sunday Showcase Board.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  8. Great job! It's nice that the base coat was already done and you could get right to the fun part!

  9. Your table is BETTER than the one in the magazine!!! I love the shape of your retro table! How perfect.... and the colors and the color bursts..... fun-fun-fun!!! Great work.... You should be proud of yourself, girl!
    :) Have a happy week!!
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  10. Fantastic job! I'm impressed and curious if used a protective finish on this and if so what? Great work!!!

  11. Came out super cute and yay for the base coat being done for you!

  12. Great execution. The piece just makes me smile. Happy SYC Thursday

  13. This came out amazing! I just got a MCM coffee table that I love this for inspiration to what to paint on it!

  14. Your colour choices are right on for that sweet table. I especially like how you added the black line too. Visiting via "Live,Laugh,Thursday, Linky" as your next door neighbor. p.s. I love Lisa Leonard too.

  15. Great Job ... love it.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  16. You did a great job. Really fun retro! thanks for sharing with SYC.

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