Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dip Dyed and Stenciled Side Table

I found this sad (and very cheap) little table at a garage sale last weekend (tv tray might be the proper term, but it deserves more dignity than that).  

It was begging for a good painting job to elevate it back to it's sturdy status.  
 
 

I've been wanting to try out dip dyeing and this was the perfect opportunity.

I used a favorite gray of mine, Valspars "gray morning" and then a mix of a dark blue and the gray morning to create a custom color.   I also added some baking soda to the paint to create a faster drying, better adhering and easier distress-able chalky style paint.
 
  
I taped the legs to get a decent line.

Can you tell I'm really technical when it comes to painting?  Notice the cheap paper plates, foam brushes and a mis-mash of floor protection. Yipes.

 It only took about 2 hours total to complete and I think it came out great!
 The stencil is a whole wall stencil that I have big plans for, but it was a little tricky using it on such a small surface.

Here it is all finished! 

The legs didn't come out perfect, but overall, I'm loving the dip-dyed look
 

I used the table to create what I'm calling the "color corner".  It's so bright and fun to look over and see such a vibrant grouping.



 
  
Sitting on floor is a vintage baby basket I found at an antique store in Washington

 


I will be trying the homemade chalky paint again, except I'll use plaster of paris to see if it's a little easier to distress.

For now, I'm loving this makeover.  With a $2 table, I couldn't lose. ♥
 

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Linking to:
Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane

The Well Crafted Home
My Painted Project Party @ Jennifer Rizzo.com


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28 comments:

  1. Very cute ! Found you on bloggy party. What stencil did you use for this ? From where ? link ?
    I'm a new follower - when you have a change Id love if you came by my way :)

    talesofadomesticmama.blogspot.ca

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  2. This is SUCH a cute table!! Love the pop of the blue in your room!! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party and even enter the giveaway! Following you via GFC would love to have you take a peak at my place too!

    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-11-giveaway.html

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  3. It looks really, really great! Awesome job.

    Melanie
    www.mailboxjourney.com

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  4. This table looks great. I still have a set of these in the garage. We got them as a wedding gift from my husband's grandma. Apparently that's what she get's all her grandkids when they get married. Do people under the age of 70 use these as actual TV trays? I digress...This is a wonderful idea and I just might have to find a place for them all gussied up like yours!

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  5. I love your little table. You did a great job on it. I too have one of those tables in my basement. I may need to finally do something with it after all of these years after seeing what you have done with your table.

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  6. I love this table. The dip dyed look came out great and the stencil is so eye catching :)

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  7. Your table turned out wonderful! I am a homeschooling mama of four, and a new reader. I am creating over at http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com - Thank you for the lovely post! Tanya :)

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  8. Super cute table!! I love the design and color choice. Thanx for linking up to THT!

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  9. This is so adorable!! I love the little dipped legs. I haven't heard of the baking soda method, great idea! Thanks for sharing. -K

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  10. So cute, I just found some old TV trays in my moms garage. I am inspired to try something like this. I featured you on Restyled Sundays, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Love it!! Looks like we have a lot in common! I'm your newest follower!! Stop by and follow back if you like!! Thanks!!

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  12. I think your table looks great! Thanks for the tutorial and the tip about adding baking soda! I sure didn't know that one! I love your blog. I found you at My 1929 Charmer and am happily following you via GFC!

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  13. I love your technique and the cute little table. The stencil looks great on it and does brighten up that corner. thanks so much for sharing. Peggy~PJH Designs

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  14. Looks great! Love the color!

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  15. love the table--color is perfect for your space!

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  16. I think this turned out darling! I have a table just like this in the garage...hmmmm....

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  17. This turned out so great! And I love the stencil. What a cute room! I would love for you to share this at my link party
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/05/share-it-link-party-11.html

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  18. Nice! I have a set of tv trays just like this. Never occured to me to spruce them up like this. I see a quick project in my future!

    -Erika

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  19. This is awesome! I am going to be honest; stencils scare the crap outta me! I am itching to try something though! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Found you through The Winthrop Chronicle. :)

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  20. I love everything about this! The dip dyed is awesome and the stencil on the top looks great! I also adore your colorful corner. We would love to have you link it up at our party.

    http://www.ourdiydiaries.com/2012/05/fab-not-drab-friday_10.html

    Jen

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  21. Hi Miranda, I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, a new GFC friend. I hope you will stop by and be mine, too.
    I love your motto "bloom where you are planted".
    This table is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. This is so cute! Thanks for linking up at Well Crafted Wednesdays!

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  23. Your little table rescue turned out Fabulous!! I came across your project at Uncommonly Yours linky party and just had to pop in for a visit. Your table fits perfectly in your "color corner" which is also just perfect! I'm lovin' it!! AJ@queenofmynest

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  24. Such a cute table! Shared on our FB page!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  25. Hey just wanted to let you know this will be featured tomorrow over at
    http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/

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  26. Great job! I'm visiting via the Winthrop Chronicles. I have four of those tables I had planned to sell at a garage sale this summer, but now I might hang on to them for the girls' room. Come say hello sometime at http://stellabskitchen.blogspot.com

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  27. Featured you!

    http://www.makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/refresh-your-nest-fabulous-features.html

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