A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
December Announcement: It's time for our Eighth Annual Gingerbread Contest!  Craft and enter a project for a chance to win a prize!
Total Members: 319,833
Currently Running With Scissors:
181 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Handpainted Leaf Pattern table  (Read 2791 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: January 21, 2005 09:58:35 AM »

This is a plain wood table I got from Ikea.  I gave it several coats of tan latex paint as an undercoat, then painted leaves, spirals and dots on it freehand in acrylic.  I outlined it in black acrylic and then brushed on 5 coats of waterbased urethane.  I love it!  I am planning on painting the chairs to match, and then moving on to paint more furniture.

I'm a professional artist so I have years of experience painting.  I used to sell painted furniture about ten years ago and seeing this one makes me want to do it again.

With matching hash browns

kate conspiracy
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2005 12:33:50 PM »

That's great! I love the organic style, I also like the constrast legs. Does the final coat protect the table well, or do you worry about glasses leaving water marks? I

« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2005 01:23:19 PM »

you gotta love the unfinished pine furniture from Ikea, so much fun to personalize! great job on your table! Wink
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2005 06:21:46 PM »

The final coat leaves it very well protected.  It's our dining table and we spill water and stuff on it, I even scrub it off with a dish sponge.
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2005 01:36:00 PM »

I really like this! great job.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Mini Heart Pinata
Oh, deer!
@Home This Weekend: Stylish Jacket For Your Pooch

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.