color blocked table

color blocked table

over the summer i did a few fun projects for our school, focusing much of my time updating our administration office reception area.  one of the details i added, besides the new lamp and the chalkboard globe, was this fun table.

color blocked table

i got this table at a garage sale for $3!  although the condition was pretty good, it had too many dings and scratches to keep as solid wood.  i decided to inject some color into the room through this table, but still keep a bit of the warmth of the wood showing through.

color blocked table

 i grabbed 4 different paints i had in my cupboards, blues and greens, and got to work.  i used blue painter’s tape and eyeballed where i wanted my colors to be blocked off.  this definitely could’ve been done more precisely, but i’m not much for perfection ;)  my only regret was not burnishing the tape to the table (rubbing it to prevent leaks) because i got a few leaks.  thankfully, they scraped off with my nail pretty easily.

color blocked table

a coat of deft (a clear spray coat, available at home depot i believe) finished off the look.

color blocked table

with all this new color, the walls got a coat of fresh white paint.  now i just need to finish off those drapes and the room will be nearly done!


  1. 1

    Oh! I am so doing this! GREAT IDEA


  2. 2

    Love this! Great color choices too!

  3. 3

    This is awesome! Love finding making flea market bargains and getting creative.

  4. 4

    That is so great! Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5

    What a novel idea and so colorful. The finished project is striking. Good job.

  6. 6

    I love this! It looks great, and it’s such a creative way to add color and style to a room. Thanks for sharing!

  7. 7

    Looks amazing! I love this!

  8. 8

    HOW COOL! I love it!

  9. 9
    Lisa Phillips says:

    Turned out GREAT! I am sitting here thinking though… even your GARAGE is amazing. Look at that checker board floor. WOW.

  10. 10
    Lisa Phillips says:

    BTW, I started my own business and have dropped the blog. I was going to do a design blog but did not want to be ‘pinnable’. Stop by if you are on facebook :) Lisa Phillips Interiors I have three offices to be photographed and uploaded to add to the portfolio for current work. Prayers in business appreciated.

  11. 11

    This is such a cool table!

  12. 12

    Wow! It turned out great…. now I want to go yard sailing in the morning and hunt for uglyold furniture…. maybe while one kiddo is at ballet. LOVE THAT TABLE. Happy weekend.

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