So I’ll be honest. I’ve had this kid’s table sitting in my garage for probably 6 months…and I just haven’t been too excited about it. Let me just paint you a picture (I mean that figuratively) of what this thing looked like before (since I don’t actually have a before picture). It was a dirty white color with a picture of Peter Rabbit in the middle. Pretty gross looking actually.
I know you aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, especially when you’ve seen the awesome transformations that furniture can make, but I was definitely judging this one. But I decided I needed to get this thing out of my garage once and for all, so it was time to make this little guy beautiful
again for the first time.
I also made the recent decision to start getting a little more creative with my painting. Make it a little more interesting. So I decided to start out with stripes. And I remembered a stripe tip about keeping the paint from bleeding through that I learned from a fellow painter that I’d been wanting to try out for a while…and guess what? It actually works!
So first you paint your piece with the the base color and tape it off. Make sure you tape the outer edges of what you want your second color to be, so your tape shouldn’t necessarily be equally spaced.
Then, paint along the edges one more time with the base color. I was tempted to skip this because I didn’t want to wait for yet another layer of paint to dry…but this is the secret to no bleed through.That’s because if any color bleeds through, it will be the color that belongs on the other side of the tape so you won’t even notice!
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