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A vintage table painted in a Cute and Fun look can give a table a new lease on life. The day I saw this little vintage yarn table I instantly knew I could update the look of it and make it cute. It was a day of shopping with a friend and we stopped in our local Habitat Restore. I was thrilled to buy it.
So for this table the fun polka dot knobs became the inspiration. Polka dots are cute and I think they bring a smile to your face.
I have been wanting to tell you about this table for a while now. The perfect opportunity came my way when Amanda of The Kolb Corner invited me to join the Thrift Store Décor Upcyle Challenge. What is more fun than a blog hop with 20 of my blogger friends. The rules were simple-take an item from a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. and transform it into a new piece of home décor. There was no budget, or theme. We were free to let our creativity run wild.
To start off, I always take the furniture apart when I can and clean it thoroughly using Murphy’s Oil Soap. Since I was going to use new knobs I patched the holes where the old drawer pull went and drilled a new hole in the middle. I also measured out to drill a hole on the top of the lid. It just makes it a little more fun.
I started on this project by diving right in, never giving the finish any thought. Bad, Bad idea. Ok scrubbing the paint off from the outside, fortunately the inside of the table was fine, I regrouped and primed the table. Yes I should have known to do that so learn by my mistake and prime when the surface is a red stained color or a shiny finish or when in doubt just prime.
After fixing that mistake I continued on. I used a very light green paint mixed into my favorite DIY chalk paint recipe on the inside and for the first coat on the outside of this cute little vintage table.
Then to create the cute look to pull in my inspiration knobs I painted the table in a DIY white chalk paint. It took two coats to give the table a nice, smooth look.
Once that was completed, I took a circle stencil I bought because I knew I was going to paint something with polka dots and placed it on the table to draw the circles in a random pattern.
You probably noticed the circles are in different sizes also. I did make sure I used odd numbers. For some reason odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye in design. I started using a pencil and realized it would not erase so I used a piece of green chalk. I drew the circles. Using the DIY chalk paint mixture in a lime green that matched the green polka dots on the knobs I painted in the circles.
Once the paint was fully dried I lightly sanded it and used the clear wax to protect the table.
The finale was to insert the knobs and sit back to enjoy this cute and fun little table. I can picture this in a child’s room by the bed holding all of the treasures collected. Or even someone who knits can store the knitting supplies away when not creating.
Materials Used in This Project
Plaster of Paris
Murphy’s Oil Soap
123 Zinsser Primer
2 Polka Dot Knobs similar to the ones I used