Since I moved everything around for Christmas my coffee table became very bare. I had been looking for a large tray but everything I found that I liked was so expensive. Then one day I was in Home Goods shopping for someone else when I found it, a large tray for only $29.99. YES!!! Now it didn't look like this originally so I'm going to show you how I did it and what it looked like before...
|after the stain treatment|
|adding the stencil with the same dark walnut stain|
|I brushed a little turquiose on top.|
|The almost completed tray. I just need to add the handles on each end...|
Now I know what you're thinking..."That doesn't look anything like the cream tray in the first picture."You're right. I decided that the red was too dark for the dark coffee table so I started all over again. Yep, that's how I roll. This is the great thing about paint. You can't screw it up. Just repaint it. It's as easy as that.
So, unintentionally, I came up with a blog post about how you can transform a piece 2 ways for 2 different looks and maybe proved a point that if you don't like the color of something at first, you can change it easily.
A lot of what I do, not only in painting, but in decorating and blogging as well is trial and error. So don't be afraid to try something new. The worst thing you can do is screw it up and have to start over. Twice the fun!!!
The (really this time) completed project ~
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